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  • Intelligent Design Passes Peer Review (Again)

    10/27/2020 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 76 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | 10/16/20 | John Stonestreet and
    Intelligent Design Passes Peer Review Life Is Fine-Tuned In his book The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins defined biology as “the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.” Though our generation’s arch-atheist recognizes the tendency of human intuition to attribute things wonderful and complex to the work of a designer, he goes on to argue that life is not designed at all. His prior commitment to a worldview that understands the universe to be the product of eons of accidents and natural selection only imitates design is reflected in the book’s title:...
  • Jordan Peterson shows you a video of DNA fixing itself (mind-blowing 8 min video)

    05/15/2019 2:57:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/4/2018 | Jordan Peterson
    Video LinkJust watch 15 seconds of this video and you will be hooked. It is mind-blowingCan you imagine that evolutionists tell us that this stuff just invented itself out of nothing, out of randomness?They tell us it is not designed with forethought and careful planning by a designer...
  • Conservatives Shouldn’t Fear Evolutionary Theory

    05/13/2019 1:51:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    National Review ^ | May 13, 2019 | Razib Khan
    It is a crowning achievement of Western civilization and a rejoinder to the modern myths of the Left. As an evolutionary geneticist and a conservative, I take some interest in critiques of Darwinism. I have come to expect that every few years a new book by Michael Behe, a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University, will trigger commentary relaying his skepticism of evolutionary theory to the interested public. And this will result in vociferous rejoinders from evolutionary biologists. But evolutionary biology is nothing for conservatives to fear, because it is one of the crowning achievements of modern Western civilization. It...
  • The “Fearing Evolution” Trope

    05/14/2019 1:21:47 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    Evolution News ^ | May 14, 2019 | David Klinghoffer
    The “Fearing Evolution” Trope David Klinghoffer | @d_klinghoffer May 14, 2019 Writing at National Review, Razib Khan explains why “evolutionary biology is nothing for conservatives to fear,” since “it is one of the crowning achievements of modern Western civilization.” He takes aim at our colleague Michael Behe and urges against “rehashing the same old debates.” But as I’ve watched it over the past couple of decades, the evolution debate has itself rapidly evolved in interesting directions.Khan links to criticisms of Behe’s new book, Darwin Devolves, from snarling atheist Jerry Coyne. However, he doesn’t mention Professor Behe’s own extensive replies to his critics, collected on the...
  • Over 1,000 Scientists Openly Dissent From Evolution Theory

    03/11/2019 2:51:56 PM PDT · by Sopater · 175 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 March 2019 | Alex Newman
    Over 1,000 doctoral scientists from around the world have signed a “Dissent” statement expressing skepticism about Darwin’s evolution theory, sparking fresh controversy over an idea that is at the core of many people’s worldview. The significant announcement, made last month, has been all but ignored by the establishment media. But it is making waves nevertheless.The dissenting scientists all united around one simple statement. “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life,” the Ph.D.s said. “Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged. There is...
  • Two New Discoveries Answer Big Questions In Evolution Theory

    04/07/2006 4:16:49 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 726 replies · 8,636+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07 April 2006 | SHARON BEGLEY
    Even as the evolution wars rage, on school boards and in courtrooms, biologists continue to accumulate empirical data supporting Darwinian theory. Two extraordinary discoveries announced this week should go a long way to providing even more of the evidence that critics of evolution say is lacking. One study produced what biblical literalists have been demanding ever since Darwin -- the iconic "missing links." If species evolve, they ask, with one segueing into another, where are the transition fossils, those man-ape or reptile-mammal creatures that evolution posits?In yesterday's issue of Nature, paleontologists unveiled an answer: well-preserved fossils of a previously unknown...
  • A Mathematician's View of Evolution

    09/20/2006 9:51:34 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 695 replies · 6,776+ views
    A Mathematician's View of Evolution Granville Sewell Mathematics Dept. University of Texas El Paso The Mathematical Intelligencer 22, no. 4 (2000), pp5-7 Copyright held by Springer Verlag, NY, LLC In 1996, Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe published a book entitled "Darwin's Black Box" [Free Press], whose central theme is that every living cell is loaded with features and biochemical processes which are "irreducibly complex"--that is, they require the existence of numerous complex components, each essential for function. Thus, these features and processes cannot be explained by gradual Darwinian improvements, because until all the components are in place, these assemblages are...
  • Shedding Light on the Protein Big Bang Theory

    03/15/2009 3:14:14 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 1,975+ views
    CEH ^ | March 13, 2009
    Shedding Light on the Protein Big Bang Theory March 13, 2009 — The precise three-dimensional structure of a typical protein molecule is so complex, its origin would seem hopeless by chance. What if evolutionary biologists were to discover a whole host of proteins literally exploded into existence at the beginning of complex life? We can find out what they would think by looking at an article on the “protein big bang” found on Astrobiology Magazine...
  • How Much Longer Can Darwinism Be Sold? Part 4

    01/12/2009 4:17:17 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 30 replies · 888+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/12/09 | Purple Mountains
    This is the fourth post in a series of articles on the evils and errors of Darwinism. So far, we have postulated that Darwinism, - the tenets of which furnish the philosophical foundation for atheism and materialism (I do know they both preceded Darwin), and for the actions of Stalin and Hitler in exterminating millions, - is correct about some things and wrong about others. That which Darwin got wrong, however, is crucial. We have seen how the DNA code structure argues conclusively for the tenet that we are all related in some way; but that same DNA code also...
  • Life's Irreducible Structure (DEBATE THREAD)

    01/12/2009 7:23:26 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 917 replies · 8,971+ views
    CMI ^ | Alex Williams
    DEBATE THREADThis INFORMAL debate will focus on Part 1 and 2 of Alex Williams' paper "Life's irreducible structure." Williams' paper will serve as the affirmative, namely: (A) All aspects of life (not just bacterial flagellums and blood clotting cascades) lie beyond the reach of naturalistic explanations, and (B) only intelligent design meets the criterion of an acceptable historical inference according to the Law of Cause and Effect. Part 1 of Alex Williams' paper follows. A link to Part 2 can be found in reply #1. It is strongly suggested that both papers be read before participating in the discussion/debate. One...
  • A Conversation with Dr. Michael Behe

    09/25/2007 2:24:25 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 74+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/25/07 | Purple Mountains
    One of the leading spokesmen for where science has been taking us in our understanding of who we are and how we got here is Dr. Michael Behe, a microbiologist and best-selling author. As I have said before, recent discoveries and studies of DNA and human cells using the tools and advances in microbiology have proven to those with an open mind that Darwin was only half right, and that an incredible and probably unfathomable intelligence has been at work here. Below is a conversation the California Literary Review had recently with Dr. Behe about his latest book
  • The Limits of Atheism

    08/13/2007 7:05:34 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 7 replies · 280+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/13/07 | Purple Mountains
    Like most people, I left high school biology class, where the works of Darwin and Mendel were taught, believing that I had learned the truth about man’s origin and evolutionary development. It was not until I encountered college and graduate school statistics that I realized that life could not possibly have occurred by chance on this planet, but I had a growing family to support and could not spend much time thinking about such grand questions. For all those years I got by with a vague concept that, yes, evolution was the answer, but it was God-directed. Then I stumbled...
  • Michael Behe Responds to Critics of his New Book "The Edge of Evolution"

    06/30/2007 10:08:27 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies · 862+ views ^ | June 27, 2007 | Michael Behe
    Major reviews of The Edge of Evolution have begun to appear. Because the conclusion of the book is so controversial, it’s no surprise that responses by some Darwinists so far have been pretty emotional and defensive...
  • Pitt anthropologist thinks Darwin's theory needs to evolve on some points

    05/29/2006 11:47:16 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 170 replies · 2,028+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Monday, May 29, 2006 | Mark Roth
    Darwin was wrong, and his modern-day adherents perpetuate his mistakes. That sounds like the opening salvo of an advocate for Intelligent Design or some other religiously driven critique of the theory of evolution. But it actually summarizes the ideas of Jeffrey Schwartz, a noted anthropologist at the University of Pittsburgh and one of a growing group of critics of standard Darwinian theory. Most of the recent publicity Dr. Schwartz has received has focused on his role in creating life-sized replicas of George Washington for display at Mount Vernon. Much of his career, though, has been devoted to human evolution and...
  • Intelligent Design Grounded in Strong Science

    12/17/2005 9:55:08 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 562+ views
    CBN News ^ | Gailon Totheroh
    SEATTLE, Washington - The Dover, Pennsylvania school board is on trial in the state capitol. Their crime? They wanted to tell high school students once a year that evolution is only a theory. They also wanted to mention an alternate theory: Intelligent Design, or ID. That was too much for some parents. They sued, claiming ID is religious and therefore illegal in school. The judge will decide the case in the next few weeks. So is ID really just religion in disguise? Do both biology and astronomy support ID? And who are these people promoting ID? To answer those questions,...
  • The Problem With Evolution

    09/26/2005 5:44:09 AM PDT · by DARCPRYNCE · 340 replies · 6,041+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 09/25/05 | Edward L. Daley
    Charles Darwin, the 19th century geologist who wrote the treatise 'The Origin of Species, by means of Natural Selection' defined evolution as "descent with modification". Darwin hypothesized that all forms of life descended from a common ancestor, branching out over time into various unique life forms, due primarily to a process called natural selection. However, the fossil record shows that all of the major animal groups (phyla) appeared fully formed about 540 million years ago, and virtually no transitional life forms have been discovered which suggest that they evolved from earlier forms. This sudden eruption of multiple, complex organisms is...
  • Behe Jumps the Shark [response to Michael Behe's NYTimes op-ed, "Design for Living"]

    02/12/2005 4:24:09 PM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 898 replies · 10,263+ views
    Behe Jumps the Shark By P Z Myers Nick Matzke has also commented on this, but the op-ed is so bad I can't resist piling on. From the very first sentence, Michael Behe's op-ed in today's NY Times is an exercise in unwarranted hubris. In the wake of the recent lawsuits over the teaching of Darwinian evolution, there has been a rush to debate the merits of the rival theory of intelligent design. And it's all downhill from there. Intelligent Design creationism is not a "rival theory." It is an ad hoc pile of mush, and once again we catch...