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Epigenetics as the latest icon of intelligent design?

From “The Epigenome: Evolution’s Newest Nightmare” (Evolution News & Views, February 15, 2012), we
learn,

The epigenome looks like it could be the evolutionists’ newest nightmare — and the latest icon of intelligent design. Back in the 1950s, the genome coded in DNA could well have finished off Darwin. Its digital code, faithfully copied and reproduced by a host of molecular machines, was not the kind of sophistication that Darwinian theory expected, or seemed capable of explaining. Nevertheless, fancy footwork and rhetorical swordsmanship has kept the theory in a standoff with versions of ID for some sixty years.

Enter the epigenome, with its codes, upon codes, upon codes. Discovery Institute’s Richard Sternberg has made this the focus of his research lately and, as Casey described the other day, it’s also the subject of a new book based on Sternberg’s work, by Tom Woodward and James Gills, The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA.

When all else fails, look brave. Three Harvard biologists, Ben Hunter, Jesse D. Hollister, and Kirsten Bomblies, have now sought to face the daunting new challenge with an essay in Current Biology, “Epigenetic Inheritance: What News for Evolution?”

Wherein they try to pretend that nothing much has happened.

In fairness, Darwinism rules in media and education, and both are now increasingly facts-optional environments, like Wikipedia. Once you’ve got the “consensus scholarship” claiming that nothing has happened, what more do you need?

See also: Darwin’s world sticks its toe in epigenetics

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2 Responses to Epigenetics as the latest icon of intelligent design?

  1. Here’s the description from amazon:

    In this creative and inventive treatment, authors Thomas E. Woodward and James P. Gills take readers on an exploration of the human epigenome. Acting as tour guides leading visitors through a 3-D model of a human cell, Woodward and Gills bring to life the human molecular makeup. Readers (as visitors) will get up close and personal with the minute details of human molecular structure, including E. coli, flagellum, a DNA helix, an RNA molecule, and more. By seeing it with their own eyes, readers will gain a better understanding of their genetic systems and a better appreciation for the Creator who put this all into place.

    The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA
    http://www.amazon.com/Mysterio.....0825441927

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