Category: Intelligent Design

Is the multiverse detectible, BBC asks?

How did science get to be about this kind of stuff? When did the words: How, exactly? get lost? more

Putting Humpty Dumpty back together again: why is this a bad argument for design?

In a recent post, Professor Larry Moran takes exception to a Youtube video by Intelligent Design advocate Dr. Jonathan Wells, who uses the illustration of a leaking cell to rebut scientific claims that life on Earth could have arisen naturally from non-living matter, via an unguided process. The Youtube video did not mention God. Instead, […] more

When I’m wrong

In a recent post in which I questioned the claim that over 100 mutations get fixed in the human population in every generation, I remarked, “I’m happy to be proved wrong.” Guess what? I meant it. After weighing the evidence presented on both sides, I’ve decided that there are no good mathematical arguments showing that […] more

Plant embryo development not controlled only by genes

Researchers: Specific cell-types present in the embryo environment can send out protein signals to also influence this process. more

A 305 million year old harvestman fossil has two set of eyes

Current descendants of the spiderlike arachnid have one functional pair and one vestigial pair. more

“Junk proteins” hit the antiques road show and …

In 2013 functions were identified for many of these “intrinsically disordered proteins” (IDPs), as they are sometimes called. more

Branko Kozulic responds to Professor Moran

This is a continuation of an earlier post, A short post on fixation, to which Professor Moran replied here. He has asked Dr. Kozulic to contact him directly; Dr. Kozulic is now answering that request as co-author of the present post. We asked Professor Moran to answer three questions relating to the fixation of neutral […] more

Missing link fossil a “hotchpotch,” “may never have existed”

So pulled from rewrite team for human evolution. more

Rare orchids featuring pictures and figures

Does the face slowly evolve because even five percent would scare off a predator? Would anyone but a human recognize these forms or assess their significance? more

Origin of life: A problem in the origin of information

Software engineer Arminius Mignea’s specifications for a simplest self-replicator in Engineering and the Ultimate would be a useful read. more

Mathematics challenges naturalism, says math prof

James Franklin: Artificial intelligence system that imitates genuine mathematical insight? No promising plans on the drawing board. more

Self-organization model of the mind still actively researched

It’s the sort of “gotta have” theory that life never really matches but never tarnishes either. more

Exploring the Shut Up culture

High culture is firmly in the hands of people who believe that our brains are shaped for fitness, not for truth, and fitness is the doctrine of Shut Up. more

Enceladus: ET life researchers, talk to OOL researchers!

To export all the OOL problems to Enceladus on the basis of the mere possibility of liquid water testifies to the strength of desire, not the power of reason. more

Life in the lab: An engineer’s perspective

The time saved from no longer bothering with the vastly improbable would result in more energy and creativity, which will surely result in learning more. more

Paper: Irreducible complexity (IC) not falsified, as claimed

Computer models in the literature are not irreducibly complex. An IC model was developed by the author, but it did not evolve. more

You’ve heard it: “The Debate is Over”

Materialism (and a bunch of other isms) simply haven’t performed as promised. Usually, the people they’re trying to shut up are saying so. more

Origin of life: Bacteria more like people than like amino acids

because they already have system properties more

Neanderthal man discovers denim

Recent evidence that early human groups intermingled means that Neanderthal man can’t really play that role with anything like the gusto he formerly displayed. more

It’s okay to tweak science for a cause, say journal authors

Oddly, none of these people think the rest of us are capable of figuring out that they aren’t telling the truth. more

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