Erika DeBenedictis and the Cost of Playing God

ARF, Audrey Hepburn, bioethics, Center for Genetics and Society, China, Culture & Ethics, Emily Reeves, Erika DeBenedictis, Evolution News, Forbes, gene editing, genome, He Jiankui, HIV, Hong Kong, INK4a, Intelligent Design, ISSCR, Jin-Soo Kim, Jordan Peterson, Marxists, Medicine, Nature (journal), scientists, Seoul National University, TEDx talk, twins, U.S. Senate, Wesley Smith
I won’t recap the splendid work Emily Reeves has already done here in dissecting the TEDx talk from a scientific angle. Source
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Frontiers of ID: Microscopic Ecologies

agriculture, Amish, asteroids, biology, Clean: The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less, Cyanobacteria, Darwinists, ecosystems, Elizabeth Pennisi, fungi, Hayabusa-2, human health, Intelligent Design, James Hamblin, lichen, Mars, Medicine, Michael Eisenstein, microbes, microbiome, mites, Mt. St. Helens, Nature (journal), nematode, pathogens, protists, Ryugu, skin, soap, soil, springtails, tardigrades, Yale University
Public health lecturer James Hamblin at Yale decided to go without showers — for five years! Source
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Darwin Is on the Roof — New Book from Michael Behe, Out Today

A Mousetrap for Darwin, biochemistry, biology textbooks, cat, Charles Darwin, chloroquine resistance, complexity theory, Darwin Devolves, Darwin's Doubt, Evolution, Evolution News, evolutionary theory, facilitated variation, Intelligent Design, jokes, Joshua Swamidass, mainstream media, malaria, Michael Behe, mutations, Nathan Lents, Nature (journal), operating table, popular media, Richard Lenski, roof, Science (journal), self-organization, symbiosis, veterinary anesthesia
The public is being prepared very slowly for the demise of Darwinian evolutionary theory. It wasn’t planned this way, but it is how things are playing out. Source
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Animals Set World Records

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, chameleon, cockroaches, Colorado, Darwinism, Duke University, Florida Museum of Natural History, froghopper, Gerris latiabdominis, Intelligent Design, leg jitter, Mexican free-tailed bats, Mexico, Nature (journal), New Scientist, Pipistrellus nathusii, planthopper, slingshot spider, Spiderman, Theridiosomatidae, water strider
Some of the most unexpected animals, many of them tiny, are capable of world-record feats. Source
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Sorry, Origin-of-Life Researchers, But Bubbles Are Not Cells

Aleksandr Oparin, Alexander Marras, Ann Gauger, Argonne National Laboratory, bubbles, Charles Thaxton, Chemistry, coacervates, Darwinian theory, Dean Matthew Tirrell, Elena dos Santos, Encyclopedia Britannica, Evolution, Frankenstein, Geppetto, Illustra Media, Intelligent Design, Marxists, Nature (journal), Nature Communications, origin of life, Penn State, Pinocchio, replication, RNA, RNA world, Sam Sholtis, Sidney Fox, Signature in the Cell, Stephen Meyer, The Mystery of Life’s Origin, University of Basel, University of Chicago
Oparin is back. Some origin-of-life researchers are using his coacervate theory without giving him credit or realizing they are retreading dead-end ideas. Source
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When “Science” Becomes a Cult

abortion, Bill Nye, biology, cult, dogma, double-talk, Douglas Axe, embryology, empirical science, Environmentalism, experimentation, Faith & Science, falsification, human rights, humanities, ideology, John Zmirak, Jonathan Wells, Marquis de Sade, materialistic philosophy, materialistic science, Moses, Nature (journal), nature rights, New Atheism, Pharaoh, political science, Politics, religion, sex, Simone de Beauvoir, The Stream, trust, Twitter, Wesley Smith
The problem comes when, in order to win our acceptance, double-talk is used to pretend that a cult is something other than what it is. Source
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Design on Time — Paley’s Watch Was Inside Him

biological clock, blood pressure, chronotype variation, circadian clock, clocks, Cyanobacteria, Harvard Medical School, imaging tools, Intelligent Design, Japan, jet lag, KaiC, mammalian locomotor activity, Nagoya University, Nature (journal), Nature Scientific Reports, neurons, PLOS ONE, PNAS, rats, sleep, suprachiasmatic nucleus, Synechococcus elongatus, University of Illinois, University of Rochester, William Paley
Watches are everywhere on the heath. Look up, look down, look inside; biology runs on time. Source
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Censors Claim Teachers “Advocate Evolution” More Now Than in 2007 — Don’t Believe It

biology teachers, career suicide, censorship, Center for Science & Culture, critical thinking, Discovery Institute, Education, evolutionary theory, ID The Future, National Center for Science Education, Nature (journal), Podcast, Robert Crowther, Sarah Chaffee, Science Education Policy, strengths and weaknesses, survey
How likely are biology teachers with doubts about Darwinism to participate in a survey by an organization instrumental in attacking Darwin-doubting teachers? Source
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