Design: A Scientific Proxy for Intelligence

Antarctica, arson, biology, carbon dioxide, Dead Sea Scrolls, design detection, Evolution, geological history, Greenland Ice Sheet Project, intelligence, intelligent agency, Intelligent Design, Lake Vostok, magnetic field, Michael Egnor, minds, natural forces, Paul Nelson, probability, shales, water, Willaim Dembski
The Dead Sea Scrolls are an example of a design artifact for which intelligence is inferred as the source. Source
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What’s Driving Darwin’s Driverless Car?

"survival of the fittest", abductive inference, adaptation, blind drivers, CELS, Charles Darwin, Charles Kocher, Columbia University, Current Biology, Darwinian Evolution Machine, driver, driverless car, Engineering, equilibrium, Eric Anderson, Evolution, fitness ratcheting, fitness valleys, golfers, gravity, Herbert Spencer, ignition, Intelligent Design, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ken Dill, Mars, Mars rovers, molecular machines, New Zealand, orbits, planets, PNAS, rollercoaster, Science Advances, Second Law of Thermodynamics, selective pressure, software, sponges, TEDx talk, University of Otago, University of Sydney, Victoria University, water
What drives natural selection? Evolutionary forces. What are evolutionary forces? They’re what drive natural selection. Source
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Sandgrouse Takes the Royal Society to Design School

Africa, biology, Biomimetics, bird feathers, birds, Brian Miller, Casey Luskin, chicks, Engineering, feathers, Flight, Intelligent Design, Jochen Mueller, Johns Hopkins University, Life Sciences, Lorna Gibson, males, MIT, Namaqua sandgrouse, nest, Royal Society Interface, Science and Faith in Dialogue, southwestern Africa, water
Episode guest Brian Miller talks with host Casey Luskin about the details of the ingenious design. Source
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An Engineering Marvel: Uncovering the Mechanism of Respiratory Complex I

amphipathic helix, antiporter, ATP synthase, biochemists, biology, carboxylates, crystal structure, design triangulation, electricity, electron transfer, electron transport chain, Engineering, Evolution, evolutionary theory, generators, homology, Hoover Dam, hydrophobic, Institute of Science and Technology, Intelligent Design, laptop, Leonid Sazanov, lysine residues, membrane domain, membrane lipids, molecular machines, Nanoscale, Paul Nelson, power adapter, proteins, proton pumps, quinone, Research, Respiratory Complex I, structural biologists, water, water wires
Complex I is involved in the electron transport chain, which is part of the biochemical process by which we create ATP, the energy molecule of life. Source
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The Elephant in the Science Lab

Albert Einstein, ammonia, biochemistry, biology, Carl Woese, Chemistry, DNA, electrical charge, Evolution, H2O, hydrogen, inorganic chemistry, Intelligent Design, Isaac Newton, lipids, macromolecules, model, molecular biology, molecules, oxygen, physics, proteins, purpose, RNA, science, science of purpose, Senses, Tinkertoys, water
I have been seeking to describe the science of purpose. Now it is worth getting down to the basics of what science actually is and how it works. Source
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Ecuador’s Highest Court Grants Rights to Wild Animals

animal rights, animals, bacteria, Climate News, Congress, courts, Culture & Ethics, deer, ecosystems, Ecuador, elephant, fish, forests, geological features, germs, habeas corpus, human exceptionalism, individual animals, insects, Laws, Life Sciences, nature right, New York State, plants, rivers, Switzerland, viruses, water
Nature rights apply to individual animals. And, one would assume, to be consistent, to individual plants, insects, water, and (what the hell) germs too. Source
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Do We Live on a Privileged Planet?

astronomy, atmosphere, beauty, chemical elements, Doppler effect, helium, Intelligent Design, Isaac Newton, Jay W. Richards, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Physics, Earth & Space, rainbows, René Descartes, solar eclipse, spectroscope, stars, sun, telescope, The Privileged Planet, Titan, universe, Venus, water, William Huggins, William Hyde Wollaston
Yes, rainbows are beautiful, but are they good for anything? Indeed, they have been very important for science. Source
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Handling Water Like Nature Does — By Intelligent Design

aquaporins, Atacama Desert, Austin, Brood X, cactus, Caltech, cell's, Chile, cicadas, Cockrell School of Engineering, fish, Intelligent Design, Julia Greer, Life Sciences, Michael Denton, Nature Communications, Nature Nanotechnology, Physics of Fluids, Russell Conwell, seaweed, The Wonder of Water, Third World, University of Illinois, University of Texas, water, Ye Shi
Here in the Pacific Northwest we are heading into a possibly historic heatwave. Water is on everyone's mind. Nature beautifully anticipated our needs. Source
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