Fossil Friday: A Fossil Butterfly Lookalike

apomorphies, beetles, Brazil, butterflies, butterflies of the Jurassic, convergence, Crato Formation, Darwinism, design pattern, Fossil Friday, fossil record, genetic predispositions, insects, Intelligent Design, Kalligrammatidae, lacewing, Lower Cretaceous, Lower Jurassic, Makarkina adamsi, Makarkina kerneri, mouthparts, natural selection, neuropterans, paleontology, science, Simon Conway Morris, Stephen Jay Gould, tape of life, University of Tübingen, wing span
An intelligent design paradigm can easily accommodate convergences as a natural consequence of a designer reusing the same ideas in different constructions. Source
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Lukas Ruegger on the “Ediacaran Explosion”— No Solution to the Cambrian Puzzle

Basics of Intelligent Design Biology, biology, Cambrian Explosion, Cambrian fauna, Cambrian News, Complexity, Darwinian gradualism, Ediacaran fauna, Ediacaran Period, Evolution, fossil record, Intelligent Design, Lukas Ruegger, missing ancestors, multicellular life, Simon Conway Morris, single-celled organisms
Ruegger is the personable new intelligent design “explainer” whose videos take an approach similar to Khan Academy’s, but better. Source
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Was Spriggina an Evolutionary Ancestor of Arthropods?

Allison C. Daley, arthropods, bilateral symmetry, Cambrian Explosion, Cambrian News, Darwin's Doubt, Ediacaran Period, Evolution, fossil record, genetic evidence, Greg Edgecombe, Günter Bechly, Intelligent Design, Mark McMenamin, Marten Scheffer, neo-Darwinian mechanisms, paleontology, Precambrian fossil, Princeton University Press, Science Uprising, Simon Conway Morris, Spriggina, Stephen Meyer, Sven Jorgen Birket-Smith
For those wedded to an evolutionary interpretation of life’s history, the fossil and genetic evidence leave the origin of arthropods a major mystery.  Source
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Repentant Biology Journal Offers a Weak Rebuttal to Its Own Pro-ID Fine-Tuning Paper

biological networks, biology, Carl Sagan, Darwin's Doubt, Design Inference, DNA, George Tech, Intelligent Design, Intelligent Faith, Irreducible Complexity, irreducibly complex systems, Journal of Theoretical Biology, logical fallacies, molecular motors, natural selection, Neo-Darwinism, Ola Hössjer, protein complexes, rarity, Simon Conway Morris, specification, Steinar Thorvaldsen, Stephen Meyer, Stuart Kauffman
The authors close by quoting Carl Sagan’s famous adage that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” Do they offer that kind of evidence? Source
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Ignoring the Obvious: Convergent Evolution in Strickberger’s Evolution

adaptive challenges, Benedikt Hallgrimsson, biology, Brian K. Hall, convergence, convergent evolution, Darwinism, engineer, Ernst Mayr, Evolution, flowering plants, Francois Jacob, George Ledyard Stebbins, natural selection, neo-Darwinian theory, parallelism, plant evolution, Simon Conway Morris, St. George Jackson Mivart, Strickberger’s Evolution, textbooks, The Origin of Species, tinkerer, What Evolution Is
Remarkably, even Ernst Mayr was forced to tacitly acknowledge the challenge to Darwinism posed by convergence. Source
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