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IDEA UVa adviser, molecular geneticist and biochemist doubts Darwin

Ultimate Questions “Scientific knowledge is a malleable body of information that changes over time, as new tools are applied and new facts are integrated,” says Bryce Paschal, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at U.Va. “Good science identifies weak links in what is known. Science should acknowledge the shortcomings in evolutionary science, especially Read More…

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Dawkins’s use of hip hop against ID (reprise)

In an earlier post (go here), I remarked: Have a listen to the following segment from Dawkins’s documentary against religion (”The Root of All Evil?”): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUy-Uq3WuhA Who is the rapper that did this rendition of the Lord’s Prayer? The first comment on this previous post implicated Al Nezy, “Da PreachaMan,” as the rapper responsible for Read More…

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Error Correction and Fidelity Mechanisms — How does life evolve these if life presupposes them?

Early nonsense: mRNA decay solves a translational problem Nadia Amrani, Matthew S. Sachs and Allan Jacobson http://www.nature.com/nrm/journal/v7/n6/pdf/nrm1942.pdf [Here are some excerpts:] The nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) pathway ensures that incomplete messenger RNAs that harbour premature termination, or nonsense (non Amino acid coding), codons are targeted for rapid degradation. New insights into the process of NMD Read More…

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Leave it to an anthropology major to be more “pro-science” than the rest of us

Interesting how pro-science has come to mean anti-ID. It reminds me of how pro-choice has come to mean anti-life. It’s going to become increasingly difficult in coming days for evolutionists to maintain the charade that they are “pro-science” — after all, pro-science means following the evidence wherever it leads. By the way, I now own Read More…

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What are evolutionists doing trying to explain systems like this with a 19th Century Victorian Myth?

Heal Thyself: Systems Biology Model Reveals How Cells Avoid Becoming Cancerous http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060521103656.htm Scientists at the University of California, San Diego and three other institutions have described for the first time a web of inter-related responses that cells use to avoid becoming diseased or cancerous after being exposed to a powerful chemical mutagen. The group led Read More…

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Capitalizing on ID: First the NCSE, then Forrest and Pennock, and now Judge Jones

In his 139-page decision, Judge Jones revealed his deficiencies in science. In his commencement address described below, he reveals his deficiencies in history. Note the passage in bold. Who among our nation’s founding fathers believed that the essence of religion is an Enlightenment rationalism that eschews design? None of them. Even Jefferson would be on Read More…

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Dawkins’s use of hip hop against ID

Have a listen to the following segment from Dawkins’s documentary against religion (“The Root of All Evil?”): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUy-Uq3WuhA Who is the rapper that did this rendition of the Lord’s Prayer? For your further edification, here is another bit of vintage Dawkins from that documentary: The God of the Old Testament has got to be the Read More…

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ID and Neuroscience in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Researcher Brings Intelligent Design to Mind By RICHARD MONASTERSKY When the leaders of the intelligent-design movement gathered for a secret conference this month in California, most of the talks focused on their standard concerns: biochemistry, evolution, and the origin of the universe. But they also heard from an ally in the neurosciences, who sees his Read More…