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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Fossil Friday: Turtles All the Way Down

Acerosodontosaurus, Bavaria, carapax, China, Claudiosaurus, convergence, Eorhynchochelys, Eunotosaurus, Eurysternum wagleri, Evolution, Fossil Friday, fossils, Germany, Intelligent Design, lepidosaurs, Middle Permian, Middle Triassic, Mörnsheim, Neo-Darwinism, Odontochelys, paleontology, Pappochelys, Parareptilia, phylogenetic reconstruction, phylogenomic studies, plastron, Proganochelys, Proterochersis, reptiles, sauropsids, Solnhofen Limestone, tortoises, turtle shell, turtles, Upper Jurassic
Contrary to the gradualistic expectations of Darwin’s theory, the distinct body plan of turtles appeared abruptly in the Late Triassic. Source
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Application of ID: Leveraging Design Triangulation to Anticipate Biological Redundancy

Bacillus, Bacillus subtilis, beauty, biological redundancy, biological systems, biology, catalytic converters, cellular cost, design triangulation, duplicate genes, E. coli, elegance, Elizabeth Mueller, environment variability, enzymes, Evolution, fine-tuning, fitness, function, gene expression, genetic information, Intelligent Design, keyless entry systems, laboratory conditions, maintenance, Neo-Darwinism, optimality, periplasmic enzymes, precision, proteins, responsive backup circuits, robustness, speakers, sporulation, Stanford University, storage, transmission
In previous posts, I’ve covered how neo-Darwinism can make biological redundancy more confusing than it should be. Source
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Happy New Year! #1 Story of 2021: Cambrian Explosion Goes Nuclear

arthropods, biology, Cambrian biota, Cambrian Explosion, Cambrian News, Charles Darwin, David Gelernter, Dickinsonia, Ediacaran organisms, Edicaran animals, Evolution, Evolution News, evolutionists, first appearance date, fungus, glide symmetry, Gregory Retallack, Ilya Bobrovskiy, Intelligent Design, latest appearance date, Mongolia, Nama Basin, Namibia, Neo-Darwinism, Peaceful Science, Science (journal), Stephen Meyer, University of Zurich, Vendobionta, Yale University
Here are two very interesting updates to my recent articles on alleged Ediacaran animals and the Cambrian Explosion. Source
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Non-Darwinian Adaptive Radiation Proposed

Adaptive Radiation, Amy McDermott, biology, Brian Miller, Casey Luskin, cichlids, Daniel Rabosky, Darwinian evolution, Evolution, founder effect, Hawaii, Intelligent Design, Jae Young Choi, Junk DNA, Metrosideros, MIT, Neo-Darwinism, New Zealand, oceanic islands, Ole Seehausen, PNAS, Research, University of Michigan, Whitehead Institute, Yuan Yuan
Is it possible that adaptive radiation is falling out of the Darwin trophy cabinet? A new proposal sounds amenable to intelligent design. Source
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Revealing Darrel Falk’s Overstatements about Limb Bones in Fish Fins

BioLogos, bones, Brian Miller, Cell (journal), common design, Darwin's Doubt, Evolution, fish fins, front-loaded design, Gerd Müller, homologous features, homology, Intelligent Design, Koji Tamura, mutations, Neil Shubin, Neo-Darwinism, novelty, phenotype, Return of the God Hypothesis, Stuart A. Newman, teleost, tetrapod, tetrapod limbs, Tohru Yano, zebrafish
The interpretation of the results as showing “latent” genetic capabilities has teleological overtones that are compatible with intelligent design. Source
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Darrel Falk Downplays the Ramifications of the 2016 Royal Society Meeting

atomism, Casey Luskin, Charles Darwin, Christianity, Craig Keener, crossbreeding, Darrel Falk, Dogs, Epicureanism, Evolution, Extended Synthesis, fossil record, Francisco Ayala, genes, genetic variations, Gerd Müller, Hugo de Vries, Intelligent Design, materialists, Modern Synthesis, Neo-Darwinism, Paul, Return of the God Hypothesis, Richard Dawkins, Royal Society, standard evolutionary model, Stoics, The Blind Watchmaker
The meeting exposed the reality, hidden from the public, that leading evolutionary theorists recognize that natural selection has no real creative power. Source
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