Intelligent Design

“Creating first synthetic life form”

Question: When Venter and Co. create the first synthetic life form, will it have been by intelligent design? Follow-up question: Will they do it from scratch, i.e., from non-biosynthesized materials as had to have happened when life originated, or by generously helping themselves to enzymes and a host of other biosynthesized materials? Creating first synthetic Read More…

Darwinism Evolution

When Will Sci-Fi Push Evolution’s Envelope?

[From an acquaintance:] “Sci-Fi authors have no problem pushing the envelope on physics, chemistry, astrophysics, cosmology, planetology, genetics, nanotech, biotech, neurotechnology, information technology, longevity, robotics, xenology etc. They regularly eat Einstein, or the speed-of-light barrier, for breakfast. But one staple of modern science is consistently taken for granted, never questioned, never paradigm shifted, pushed beyond Read More…

Biology Intelligent Design

High-Speed Microscopic Engine Found

I reported on this fascinating bit of nanotechnology earlier (go here). Here’s another article on it. High-Speed Microscopic Engine Found By Ker Than LiveScience In 1702, the famous Dutch scientist Anton van Leeuwenhoek made an interesting discovery while gazing at some pond water through a hand-made microscope: He observed a bell-shaped organism that used a Read More…

Intelligent Design

Albert Alschuler on Dover

The court offers convincing evidence that some members the Dover school board would have been delighted to promote their old time religion in the classroom. These board members apparently accepted intelligent design as a compromise, the nearest they could come to their objective within the law. Does that make any mention of intelligent design unconstitutional? Read More…