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Orwellian world an inevitable outcome of materialist philosophy

Following up on Grant Sewell’s interesting discussion of consciousness as a hard problem for Darwinism, and my response: In “Brave Newark World”, law prof and columnist Mike S. Adams exposes an Orwellian world of reprogramming inside the dorms at the University of Delaware: Presently, students are actually pressured or even required to take actions that […]

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Behe vs. Mothra (no MRSA)

In a prior post DRG wonders how could Behe’s EoE inform the development of drugs that fight antibiotic resistant bacteria? Today’s WSJ, for example, describes the problem of MRSA and other superbugs that defy existing antibiotics. Given the expense of the pharmaceutical development process, an ID-oriented research program ought to reduce the cost of development by […]

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Cambrian Math

I was looking at some numbers concerning the Cambrian explosion.  The results were quite stunning to me. Simple life, we are told, emerged 3.8 billion years ago, and the Cambrian Explosion occurred 550 million years ago.  In a single 10 million year period (taking the longest estimate), 95% of the animal phyla appeared.  The math: For the […]

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Genetic Entropy and Malarial Parasite P. falciparum

The two most recent books I’ve read are Biochemistry Professor M.Behe’s Edge of Evolution and Cornell geneticist J.Sanford’s Genetic Entropy. Edge of Evolution I found to be amazing. It presented a case history of a eukaryote (P.falciparum) that has replicated billions of trillions of times within a span of a few decades. More importantly this […]

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Prebiotic Information Crisis

Package models and the information crisis of prebiotic evolution Daniel A. M. M. Silvestre,  Jos´e F. Fontanari http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/0710/0710.3278v1.pdf The coexistence of different types of templates has been the choice solution to the information crisis of prebiotic evolution, triggered by the finding that a single RNA-like template cannot carry enough information to code for any useful […]

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Darwinism seen as old-fashioned materialism

In a recent column, Marvin Olasky observes New York Times columnist John Tierney recently offered a materialist version of “intelligent design”: All of us are actually characters in a computer simulation devised by some technologically advanced future civilization. Fanciful to the extreme, sure, but the growing number of such theories — life comes from the […]