Intelligent Design

Friday Musings: Denialists and ID — A Reversal of Roles?

Even the most vociferous and vehement ID opponents (e.g., Richard Dawkins) admit that design in nature appears to be self-evident. Why then, the heroic efforts to explain design away, with such silliness as random variation and natural selection providing the engine that produced highly sophisticated biological software and information-processing systems? I remain completely bewildered by Read More…

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Textbook watch: Why pretend that textbooks have not gone well beyond the evidence in promoting Darwin’s theory?

Recently, a comment by a Lance Duval appeared in the combox for the Post-Darwinist’s “Marsupial frogs: Another reason to check out of Darwinism”. Duval trashed ID embryologist Jonathan Wells, arguing that Darwin never really believed in recapitulation of embryos and that it has not been taught in textbooks since the 1920s. Now, a little background: Jonathan Read More…

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All flagellar genes derive from a single gene

A paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences makes the startling claim that all flagellar genes “originated through the successive duplication and modification of a few, or perhaps even a single, precursor gene” (see abstract below). While consistent with Darwinian evolution, such excessive hyperevolution was too much even for the hyperevolutionists Read More…

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ISCID and ARN member Albert de Roos in 3 peer-reviewed journals

Albert de Roos is a long time participant at International Society of Complexity Information and Design and Access Research Network. de Roos is not formally an advocate of intelligent design theory but has been a friendly and valuable supporter of the dialogue. His papers argue that in order for evolution to proceed, evolution must proceed Read More…

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Dialogue with a person struggling to understand the conflict between Darwinism and intelligent design

Recently, while I was getting ready for a meeting on the Darwinism-ID issue, a person who was wrestling with the issues took the trouble to engage me in an e-mail dialogue. I thought the questions he raised were interesting. I have reworded them to avoid violating privacy, and have reproduced my responses. 1. Darwinism does Read More…

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Sorry, but you don’t deserve evidence — you’re not peer-reviewed!

I asked Walter ReMine to write up his recent experiences debating Haldane’s Dilemma: Evolutionist withholds evidence on Haldane’s Dilemma By Walter ReMine For many years I have publicly claimed Haldane’s Dilemma is a major unsolved problem for evolution. A problem so severe it threatens macroevolution as a “fact” and evolutionary genetics as an empirical science. Read More…

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Mitochondrial ribosomes — Define “match”

Nick Matzke at PT describes a poster waved in protest at the recent Darwin vs. Design conference at Southern Methodist University. The poster read “Why do the ribosomes (protein synthesizing machinery) in our mitochondria match those of bacteria?” The intent behind this question was to suggest that we evolved from bacterial ancestors, whose remnants in Read More…

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Reviews, reviews: Denyse O’Leary’s reviews of films, books, linked with ID controversy

Before an ID arts site got started, I had been reviewing movies and books that are relevant to the intelligent design controversy at the regular Access Research Network site. These folk provide many resources on the intelligent design controversy, and if you are looking for books or other materials, you should know that buying through them helps fund Read More…