Recognizing Design by a “Purposeful Arrangement of Parts”

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A correspondent asked about “specified complexity” and the intelligent design of the eye. Source
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Study Challenges Evolutionary Relationship Between Flagellum and Type III Secretory System

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There are various types of flagella, but all function like a rotary engine made by humans. Even non-ID scientists marvel at the complexity of these machines. Source
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Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig: An Intelligent Design Pioneer

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Darwinism sounds superficially plausible until one looks at real plants and animals with their irreducibly complex details. Source
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Reuben’s Story — A Light in Troubled Times

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"Methodological naturalism is a very depressing thing to be told is the truth," says an 18-year-old correspondent. "Your work may have saved my life." Source
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Excerpt: An Obstacle to Darwinian Evolution

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Rather than showing how their theory could handle the obstacle, some Darwinists are hoping to get around irreducible complexity by verbal tap dancing. Source
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A Physician Describes How Behe, and Intelligent Design, Changed His Mind

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There’s no better tribute to the power of ideas than a changed mind. Erik Strandness is a physician in Spokane, WA, practicing neonatal medicine. Source
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Repentant Biology Journal Offers a Weak Rebuttal to Its Own Pro-ID Fine-Tuning Paper

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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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New Research Finds Molecular Machines Are Even More Amazing than Behe Realized

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With better imaging and analysis techniques, details about icons of design are coming into clearer focus. The icons are looking better than ever. Source
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Listen: Michael Behe Answers Your Questions About Intelligent Design

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What are some new examples of irreducibly complex systems? What are some objections to ID from well-known critics? Source
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