Category: Self-Org. Theory
|February 3, 2012||Posted by News under Cell biology, News, Self-Org. Theory|
Unwanted cross-reactions are invariably ignored in these celebrated models.
Dembski replies to Shapiro: “Natural genetic engineering” is just magic, by another name. Can you make it science?
|January 25, 2012||Posted by News under Self-Org. Theory|
“For him, natural genetic engineering is a magic phrase, a label, that he attaches to hypothesized processes that are opaque to him and yet that he claims result in evolutionary novelty.”
|January 23, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Self-Org. Theory|
“But of course, as experimentalists we are very willing to see the evidence that might prove us wrong.”
|January 19, 2012||Posted by News under Evolution, News, Self-Org. Theory|
“Proteins evolve largely by shuffling and accreting functional subregions called “domains,” not through the Darwinian modifications of individual amino acids.”
|January 16, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Self-Org. Theory|
“I think it would be a very positive development for ID proponents to give up on all theological crutches … Is Bill Dembski willing to do that?”
|January 6, 2012||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Self-Org. Theory|
“In this respect my argument is similar to, for example, Michael Behe’s argument involving the notion of irreducible complexity (e.g. in Darwin’s Black Box).”
|November 15, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Self-Org. Theory|
There are many non-Darwin theories of evolution out there. None of them do away with the necessity of design.
|September 6, 2011||Posted by News under Darwinism, Natural selection, Self-Org. Theory|
UD News staff are booting up the Kindle now.
|August 29, 2011||Posted by News under Animal minds, News, Self-Org. Theory|
It also leads to a promising question: How do some ants get to be more informed than others, and why do the others listen to them?
|May 11, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Self-Org. Theory|
According to Ian Stewart (“The formula of life,” New Statesman, 27 April 2011), Biology is undergoing a renaissance as scientists apply mathematical ideas to old theory. Welcome to the discipline of biomathematics, with its visions of spherical cows, football-shaped viruses and equations that can predict the pattern of a zebra’s stripes. Biology used to be […]
|April 19, 2011||Posted by News under Darwinism, Self-Org. Theory|
And the French react the way they do to British cuisine … New Zealand journalist Suzan Mazur interviews French scientist Vincent Fleury, who investigates origin of form with experiments involving cellular flow. The topic of P.Z. Myers, dean of American Darwinism and darling of Nature, came up: Suzan Mazur: PZ Myers, the Howard Stern of […]
But then, if you shoot yourself repeatedly in the foot, why do you think you SHOULD get cheap health insurance?
|March 12, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Culture, Darwinism, Self-Org. Theory|
Reading further into Suzan Mazur’s Altenberg 16: An Expose of the Evolution Industry, I learned something interesting: Scientists and philosophers who explore self-organization in evolution also battle the armies of Fortress Tenure (trolls commanded by tax burdens). Mazur notes that zoologist and natural philosopher Stan Salthe, visiting scholar at Binghamton University says “his skepticism about […]
|October 13, 2010||Posted by Richard Johns under Biology, Darwinism, Informatics, Mathematics, Natural selection, Self-Org. Theory|
I’m writing to tell people about a paper of mine that was published in Synthese last month, titled: “Self-organisation in dynamical systems: a limiting result”. While the paper doesn’t address intelligent design as such, it indirectly establishes strict limits to what such evolutionary mechanisms as natural selection can accomplish. In particular, it shows that physical […]
|December 27, 2009||Posted by O'Leary under Self-Org. Theory|
Tom Heneghan advises, “As Darwin Year ends, some seek to go ‘beyond Darwin,’” (Reuters Faith World: Religion and Ethics, December 14, 2009). So I was intrigued by a conference held at UNESCO here in Paris recently about scientists who believe in evolution but want to go “beyond Darwin.” Organised by French philosopher of science Jean […]
|August 23, 2009||Posted by Mario A. Lopez under Biology, Chemistry, Evolution, Genomics, Human evolution, Informatics, Intelligent Design, Origin Of Life, Self-Org. Theory|
Semiotix – Stephen Pain The distinction between “theorising” and “belief” is extremely important because our attitude differs towards them. In a theory the reified concept of the sign does not have an ontological status but an epistemological one. While in belief, the concept has often a clear ontological one. Uexküll believed in his concept of […]
|February 9, 2009||Posted by DLH under Culture, Darwinism, Evolution, Off Topic, Philosophy, Religion, Self-Org. Theory|
Following are some insightful extracts from G.K.Chesterton that still ring true. Doubts About Darwinism by G. K. Chesterton, 17th July 1920 . . .I am confronted with a very reasonable retort that I know nothing about the subject. . .it would be equally true if I ventured to throw out the suggestion that the Kaiser […]
|January 30, 2009||Posted by DLH under Biology, Darwinism, Education, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Off Topic, Self-Org. Theory|
More details of DNA repair have been revealed. See: Human DNA repair process recorded in action (Video) (PhysOrg.com) — A key phase in the repair process of damaged human DNA has been observed and visually recorded by a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis. The recordings provide new information about the role […]
|December 24, 2008||Posted by Patrick under Biology, Chemistry, Origin Of Life, Self-Org. Theory|
ScienceDaily reports on an interesting experiment relevant to OOL scenarios. With the aid of a straightforward experiment, researchers have provided some clues to one of biology’s most complex questions: how ancient organic molecules came together to form the basis of life. Specifically, this study demonstrated how ancient RNA joined together to reach a biologically relevant […]
|December 18, 2008||Posted by Patrick under Biology, Chemistry, Origin Of Life, Self-Org. Theory|
The other day I made an offhand comment that the chirality problem was nowhere being solved. Yellow Shark was nice enough to provide a link to new research published in November, 2008. Now I was referring to scenarios which could occur in nature, not in lab conditions, and so I contacted some friends to see […]
|December 13, 2008||Posted by O'Leary under Intelligent Design, Self-Org. Theory|
Over at Access Research Network, British physicist David Tyler asks, “Did meteorite impacts help to spawn life?”, as per the theory of the week: The Scientific American report emphasized the tentative nature of the research: meteorites “may have helped spawn life” and “Did heat, pressure and carbon from meteorite impacts create biological precursors?” An astrobiologist […]