Intelligent Design

The Problem of Improvable Design

Dave Jarvis offers an interesting variant of the suboptimality anti-design argument at http://joot.com/dave/writings/articles/design.shtml. His variant is based on the recent finding that mammals under certain conditions can regenerate organs previously thought unregenerable. I responded to this line of objection in The Design Revolution, chapter 6 (“Optimal Design”). Here is a relevant portion of that chapter:

Evolution

Missense Meanderings

MISSENSE MEANDERINGS IN SEQUENCE SPACE: A BIOPHYSICAL VIEW OF PROTEIN EVOLUTION Mark A. DePristo, Daniel M. Weinreich and Daniel L. Hartl “Taken as a whole, recent findings from biochemistry and evolutionary biology indicate that our understanding of protein evolution is incomplete, if not fundamentally flawed.”

Evolution Intelligent Design Religion Science

Noah Riner

CHURCH/STATE AT DARTMOUTH By William F. Buckley Jr. Tue Sep 27, 8:06 PM ET The whole business of whether public schools can permit “intelligent design” to be acknowledged as an alternative to Darwinian evolution in explanation of human life will begin democratic exercises in a courtroom in Pennsylvania this week. There are regular flashpoints on […]

Religion

Religion (especially the type that rejects evolution) may be bad for your health

Societies worse off “when they have God on their side” By Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent September 27, 2005 The Times RELIGIOUS belief can cause damage to a society, contributing towards high murder rates, abortion, sexual promiscuity and suicide, according to research published today…. [For rest of article, go here.] By the way, Gregory Paul, the […]

Education Evolution Intelligent Design

University of Kansas Chancellor Speaks Out!

From today’s Chronicle of Higher Education. And just remember, those are our tax dollars with which he is going to indoctrinate our kids and oppose intelligent design. Here’s a novel thought: Let chancellor Hemenway and his colleagues come up with their own support that does not require the government establishing a secular religion based on […]