Did the Origin of Animals Require New Genes?

Andrew Baldwin, animal body plans, Bilateria, biological complexity, Cambrian Explosion, Cambrian News, Charles Marshall, Darwin's Doubt, eLife, Eumetazoa, Evolution, gene regulatory networks, genes, genetic information, homology groups, Hoover Institution, Hox genes, Intelligent Design, Larry Moran, Metazoa, multiverse, Nature Communications, neo-Darwinian theory, paleontology, Peter Robinson, Planulozoa, Return of the God Hypothesis, rewiring, Stanford University, Stephen Meyer, U.C. Berkeley, Uncommon Knowledge, University of Toronto
Materialists who purport to explain the origin of nature's complexity by smuggling in information unwittingly demonstrate the need for intelligent design. Source
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When Darwinian Evolution Became Obsolete

Alfred Russel Wallace, Anthropological Society, archaeal cells, Carl Woese, Charles Darwin, Dreams of Earth and Sky, eukaryotic cells, Evolution, Freeman Dyson, Jerry Coyne, Linnean Society, natural selection, Origin of Species, prokaryotic cells, Reductionism, Richard Dawkins, Richard Owen, scientistic positivism, “selfish gene”
The theory of evolution by natural selection was unveiled to a poorly attended and generally inattentive audience at a Linnean Society meeting. Source
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Listen: Sneak Preview of New Douglas Axe Intelligent Design Course

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In the full course, Dr. Axe investigates proteins and how they work, the genetic code, gene recruitment, population genetics, natural selection, and much more. Source
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Some Additional Comments on Social Darwinism

Adrian Desmond, Alfred Russel Wallace, Applied Eugenics, Culture & Ethics, Current Anthropology, Darwin Industry, Darwinian evolution, Derek Freeman, Evolution, Herbert Spencer, James Moore, Jeffrey O’Connell, John C. Greene, Marvin Harris, Michael Ruse, natural selection, Origin of Species, Richard Weikart, Robert Richards, Social Darwinism
O’Connell and Ruse’s failure to engage deeply and fully with the historiography of this question makes it hard to take their effort seriously. Source
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The Dessert Cart Paradox — A “Gaping Hole in Evolutionary Theory”

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There’s a problem with evolution by “natural selection” that’s indicated in the very words themselves, as biologist Doug Axe points out. Source
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Experiments on “Self-Replicating” RNA Indicate the Need for Intelligent Agency in Life’s Origin

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Any evolving system of RNAs would quickly include almost exclusively RNAs that performed no biologically useful actions. Source
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New Article Purports to Help Explain the Origin of the Genetic Code

Alexandra Kühnlein, binary code, Dieter Braun, DNA, early Earth, error threshold, Evolution, genetic code, intelligent agency, Intelligent Design, investigator intervention, James Tour, nucleotides, NUPACK, origin of life, protein enzymes, proteins, RNA, RNA world, Simon Lanzmich
Without all of the described investigator interventions, a system of replicating RNAs could never emerge or even sustain itself. Source
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