My Dinner with Steven and Louise Weinberg

Atheism, atheists, attorney, Austin, Baylor University, Christianity, Faith & Science, faith and science, Intelligent Design, Jesus, Law, law professor, Louise Weinberg, naturalism, Nobel Prize, Phillip E. Johnson, physicists, physics, Physics, Earth & Space, scripture, Steven Weinberg, The First Three Minutes, The Nature of Nature, theism, theists, University of Texas, Waco
Weinberg was holding court, going on about how much he knew about the origin of the universe and how atheism was the only intellectually viable option. Source
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Secrets of Active Transport Become Visible

active transport, anion, aquaporins, cation, cell membrane, chloride channels, chloride ions, concentration gradient, cornucopia, Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator, death, disease, entropy, Evolution, Intelligent Design, ion channels, irreducibly complex structures, life, Maxwell’s demon, natural forces, Nobel Prize, non-life, osmosis, passengers, passive transport, PNAS, potassium channels, residues, Roderick MacKinnon, Second Law of Thermodynamics, selectivity filters, sodium channels, unnatural selection, wildfire smoke, X-ray machines
TSA workers at airports could never boast of this much quality control in their authentication protocols. Source
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Fruit Fly Eyes and More Surprises for Darwin

apoptosis, biology, body systems, Charles Darwin, circulation, convergent strategies, courtship, Current Biology, descending neurons, digestion, Drosophila melanogaster, Evolution, feedback control, fine control, Flight, fluctuating asymmetry, fruit flies, Hermann J. Muller, Intelligent Design, jointed appendages, Marco Milán, muscular, natural selection, neurons, Nobel Prize, odors, ommatidia, PLOS Biology, reproduction, saccades, sharp turns, Stephen Crane, timing, visual system
Don’t swat too quickly! There’s more awe in that little fly than might be apparent from  a cursory glance. Source
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No. 7 Story of 2023: Exhibition on the Bible and Science Opens in Nation’s Capital

Anthony Schmidt, Arno Penzias, Arthur Holly Compton, Bible, biology, Buzz Aldrin, Cambridge University, Catholic priest, Charles Townes, communion, cosmology, Deborah Haarsma, DNA, Evolution, Faith & Science, Fred Hoyle, Georges Lemaître, Guillermo Gonzalez, humans, Intelligent Design, James Gordon, Jeffrey Williams, Johannes Kepler, John Ray, Leslie Wickman, Melissa Cain Travis, Museum of the Bible, Nancy Pearcey, Nicholas Copernicus, Nobel Prize, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, Ota Benga, Pentateuch, Psalms, Robert Jastrow, Science and Scripture, Signature in the Cell, St. George Jackson Mivart, Stephen Meyer, The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of Creation, Thinking God’s Thoughts, Total Truth
Tracing the development of science over two millennia, the exhibition challenges a popular misconception about the relationship between the Bible and science. Source
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More on Roger Penrose and Fine-Tuning

Anthropic Principle, chicken feed, fine-tuning, Fire-Maker, gravitational constant, Guillermo Gonzalez, initial entropy, Intelligent Design, intelligent observers, Jay Richards, multiverse, multiverse theory, Nobel Prize, physics, Physics, Earth & Space, Robert Lawrence Kuhn, Roger Penrose, The Edge of Evolution, The Privileged Planet, william lane craig, YouTube videos
Penrose offers as an alternative to design only that maybe some very different kind of life might be possible without the fine-tunings we see in our universe. Source
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I Just Want to Say One Word to You: Graphene

aluminum, Ariel Malik, Avadain, batteries, Bradley Larschan, cement, COSM 2023, Dustin Hoffman, electric vehicles, electronics, entrepreneurs, George Gilder, graphene, James Tour, Kevin Wyss, Medicine, mice, modernity, Nobel Prize, Physics, Earth & Space, plastics, Rice University, spinal cord, technological applications, The Graduate
Graphene was first characterized in 2004 when two researchers took graphite and exfoliated individual sheets of graphene using scotch tape. Source
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Long Story Short: The Origin of Replication and the Information Sequence Problem

biochemical language, Chemistry, Discovering Intelligent Design, Evolution, information, information sequence problem, intelligence, Intelligent Design, Jack Szostak, Long Story Short, machines, molecular machines, Nobel Prize, origin of information, origin of life, programming code, proteins, replication, RNA, RNA world, Scientific American, self-replicating molecule, specified information, Stanley Miller, transcription, translation, UC San Diego
As an undergraduate at UC San Diego, I attended a seminar taught by Stanley Miller, the famous chemist who put origin-of-life research on the map. Source
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Another Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist for Intelligent Design

Arthur Holly Compton, Bible, Brian Josephson, Cambridge University, Chemistry, Compton effect, Discovery Institute Press, electromagnetic radiation, faith, Foresight (book), Gerhard Ertl, history, Intelligent Design, John B. Gurdon, John West, light, Marcos Eberlin, Museum of the Bible, Nobel Prize, physics, science, UC Berkeley, universe, Washington DC
Compton joins fellow Nobel Prize-winning physicists Charles Townes (UC Berkeley) and Brian Josephson (Cambridge University) who have likewise come out for ID. Source
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New Exhibition on the Bible and Science Opens in Nation’s Capital

Anthony Schmidt, Arno Penzias, Arthur Holly Compton, Bible, biology, Buzz Aldrin, Cambridge University, Catholic priest, Charles Townes, communion, cosmology, Culture, Deborah Haarsma, DNA, Evolution, Faith & Science, Fred Hoyle, Georges Lemaître, Guillermo Gonzalez, humans, Intelligent Design, James Gordon, Jeffrey Williams, Johannes Kepler, John Ray, Leslie Wickman, Melissa Cain Travis, Museum of the Bible, Nancy Pearcey, Nicholas Copernicus, Nobel Prize, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, Ota Benga, Pentateuch, Physics, Earth & Space, Psalms, Robert Jastrow, Science and Scripture, Signature in the Cell, St. George Jackson Mivart, Stephen Meyer, The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of Creation, Thinking God’s Thoughts, Total Truth
Tracing the development of science over two millennia, the exhibition challenges a popular misconception about the relationship between the Bible and science. Source
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