No. 2 Story of 2023: Intelligent Design Passes the Dawkins Test

atheists, biology, Brian Miller, Caroline Parins-Fukuchia, Cédric Blais, common ancestry, discordance, Dominik Schrempf, Evolution, evolutionary genomics, genus, Gergely Szöllősi, Gonzalo Giribet, Gregory W. Stull, intelligent agents, Intelligent Design, John M. Archibald, Juli Berwald, Michael DeGiorgio, Nature (journal), Nature Ecology & Evolution, phylogenetic studies, phylogenomics, phylogeny, pseudogenes, Queen Mary University of London, Rasmus Nielsen, Richard Buggs, Richard Dawkins, Richard H. Adams, Science and Faith in Dialogue, species, Stephen A. Smith, The Greatest Show on Earth, Todd A. Castoe, Tree of Life, UC Berkeley
After it passed his challenge, will atheist evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins now embrace the theory of intelligent design? Source
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Intelligent Design Passes the Dawkins Test

atheists, biology, Brian Miller, Caroline Parins-Fukuchia, Cédric Blais, common ancestry, discordance, Dominik Schrempf, Evolution, evolutionary genomics, genus, Gergely Szöllősi, Gonzalo Giribet, Gregory W. Stull, intelligent agents, Intelligent Design, John M. Archibald, Juli Berwald, Michael DeGiorgio, Nature (journal), Nature Ecology & Evolution, phylogenetic studies, phylogenomics, phylogeny, pseudogenes, Queen Mary University of London, Rasmus Nielsen, Richard Buggs, Richard Dawkins, Richard H. Adams, Science and Faith in Dialogue, species, Stephen A. Smith, The Greatest Show on Earth, Todd A. Castoe, Tree of Life, UC Berkeley
After it passed his challenge, will atheist evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins now embrace the theory of intelligent design? Source
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Fossil Friday: The Explosive Origin of Complex Eyes in Trilobites

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The theory has been made immune to empirical falsification because it is simply assumed to be true by default as the only viable option for materialists. Source
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Sleep on It: Design in the Subconscious Brain

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An international team reasoned there had to be a purpose for sleep. In one of the largest datasets ever collected, they believe they found two functions. Source
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No Harm, No Foul — What If Darwinism Were Excised from Biology?

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Some biologists might shudder at the thought of eliminating Darwinism from their scientific work. A “Darwin-ectomy” sounds more painful than a tonsillectomy or appendectomy. To hard-core evolutionists, it might sound like a cephalectomy (removal of the head)! If Darwinism is as essential to biology as Richard Dawkins or Jerry Coyne argues, then removing evolutionary words and concepts should make research incomprehensible.  If, on the other hand, Darwinism is more of a “narrative gloss” applied to the conclusions after the scientific work is done, as the late Philip Skell observed, then biology would survive the operation just fine. It might even be healthier, slimmed down after disposing of unnecessary philosophical baggage. Here are some recent scientific papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) to use as test…
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