Ingenious Artistry in the Origin of Hummingbirds

artistry, Aves, Centropogon, contingency, death, Docimastes ensifer, Ensifera ensifera, Ernst Mayr, Eutoxeres, Evolution, females, genetic drift, happenstance, Heliconia, hummingbirds, Intelligent Design, Lophornis gouldii, males, marvelous spatuletail, Michael Behe, Modern Synthesis, mutations, natural selection, Neo-Darwinism, pain, peacock, phenotype, plumage, red-tailed comet, references, Richard Dawkins, Sappho sparganurus, sexual dimorphism, sicklebills, Stephen Meyer, sword-billed hummingbird, Trochilidae, waste
In contrast with neo-Darwinism, I conclude that an absolutely ingenious artist was at work here, transcending all human abilities, ideas, and powers. Source
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Engineering and Evolution in the Microbial World

animals, Azusa Pacific University, bacteria, biology, Carolyn Hovde, Conference on Engineering in Living Systems, Dustin Van Hofwegen, E. coli, Evolution, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Journal of Bacteriology, Long Term Evolution Experiment, Neo-Darwinism, plants, Podcast, Richard Lenski, Scott Minnich, University of Idaho
This year’s Conference on Engineering in Living Systems (CELS) is going on right now, exploring design principles at work in living things. Source
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Farewell to My Teacher, Gerhard Mickoleit 

Arnold Staniczek, biologists, cladistics, East Prussia, Eberhard Frey, entomologists, entomology, Evolution, Frank Torsten Krell, Gerhard Mickoleit, Günter Bechly, Intelligent Design, Martin S. Fischer, mecopteran insects, morphology, naturalists, Neo-Darwinism, paleontology, phylogenetics, polymath, Protestantism, Rainer Schoch, Ralf Britz, Rolf Beutel, Stuttgart Natural History Museum, systematics, University of Tübingen, vertebrate phylogeny, Willi Hennig
He had rather secretly always been a devout Protestant Christian and he too had some doubts about the causal adequacy and sufficiency of neo-Darwinism. Source
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Engineering Principles Explain Biological Systems Better than Evolutionary Theory

antiquity, Apostle Paul, Aristotle, atomism, biology, Charles Darwin, Copernican Revolution, Engineering, Evolution, Francisco Ayala, genetics, Hippocrates, Intelligent Design, Lucretius, materialism, Modern Synthesis, natural processes, Neo-Darwinism, philosophy, Plato, population genetics, Romans, Science and Faith in Dialogue, teleology
Hippocrates proposed in the late 5th or early 4th century BC a model for heredity and adaptation that Charles Darwin described as nearly identical to his own. Source
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New Scientist: Ichthyosaurs Evolved “Astonishingly Rapidly”

Cartorhynchus, cetaceans, Current Biology, Cymbospondylus youngorum, Darwinian gradualism, dolphins, Early Eocene, Evolution, Fossil Hill, fossil record, Frontiers in Earth Science, Günter Bechly, ichthyosaur, land mammals, Mesozoic, Neo-Darwinism, Nevada, New Scientist, Pakicetus, paleontology, Permian-Triassic extinction, porpoises, Science (journal), Sclerocormus, Tethys Sea, whales
This is a case of evolutionary biology trying to explain away the data that otherwise was not directly expected under their model. Source
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Life as a Half-Full Glass

babies, baseball, childbirth, complaining, conception, Evolution, Evolution News, Faith & Science, fallopian tube, federal laws, Howard Glicksman, Human Errors, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, jellyfish, Jesus, John Newton, koalas, legislators, micronutrients, miracles, movie directors, Nathan Lents, Neo-Darwinism, pitchers, praising, science, scurvy, Steve Laufmann, Stuart Burgess, vitamin C, Your Designed Body
A 2018 book by biologist Nathan Lents is full of complaints about our bodies. Professor Lents has been answered in detail already. Source
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Michael Behe Debates Evolution and Catholicism

biology, Catholicism, common descent, Creation, Darwin's Black Box, Darwinian mechanisms, devolution, elephants, Evolution, faith, Faith & Science, grizzly bears, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Lehigh University, Matthew Ramage, Michael Behe, Neo-Darwinism, Pat Flynn, Philosophy for the People, polar bears, Pope Benedict XVI, secondary causation, skepticism, theology
Dr. Behe says that his skepticism toward neo-Darwinism stemmed purely from his scientific research. Source
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Assessing Denis Noble’s (Non-ID) Critique of Darwinism

biology, Clarence Williams, Denis Noble, developmental genetics, DNA, embryo, Evolution, evolutionary biology, Extended Evolutionary Synthesis, fruit fly, Gerd Müller, horse, horse fly, Intelligent Design, James Shapiro, Jerry Coyne, Jonathan Wells, Neo-Darwinism, Oxford 50, Raju Pookottil, Royal Society, science, Susan Mazur, Third Way of Evolution, Why Evolution Is True, Zombie Science
No matter what we do to the DNA of a fruit fly embryo, there are only three possible outcomes: a normal fruit fly, a defective fruit fly, or a dead fruit fly. Source
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