Intelligent Design

Edward Sisson at SSRN

‘He Who Can Learn Things that are Difficult, and Not Easy for Man to Know, is Wise:’ An Address to the Students in MIT 10-250, Caltech 201 E. Bridge, and Similar Lecture Halls: Minds that are the Greatest Natural Resource in the World Edward H. Sisson papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1328666 January 15, 2009 Abstract: How human beings came Read More…

Intelligent Design

An Open Challenge to Neo-Darwinists: What Would It Take to Falsify Your Theory?

A criticism which neo-Darwinists have frequently made of Intelligent Design is that it is not a “scientific” theory. ID, they say, explains the bacterial flagellum by saying “God [sic] made it”. However, they complain, it doesn’t say when God made it, how God made it, what material substrate God was acting on when he made Read More…

Eyes Rolling Global Warming Off Topic

Oopsie daisy… NSIDC misplaces 500,000 sq. kilometers of arctic ice

The National Snow and Ice Data Center had to pull down its January and February arctic ice extent data because a deteriorating sensor on a satellite was slowly changing ice to water. By mid-February when someone noticed the readings were off by a half-million square kilometers. That’s a lot of ice when you consider that Read More…

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Don’t Give Up The Faith!

Given enough time, inanimate matter — through the laws of chemistry and physics, and with enough random trials, filtered by natural selection which throws out stuff that doesn’t work — will self-organize into highly sophisticated information-processing machinery that produces the human mind. How could this ultimate truth not be obvious, except to those who have Read More…

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The Gradualist’s Demise

The Cambrian Explosion, what a commotion, for long-established theories on how things should occur. Sudden emergence, animal insurgence, novel parts and body plans, no ancestry we’re sure. Five fifty million years ago, a faunal troupe did truly show, what all the fossil experts know, “Biology’s Big Bang”. No intermediates came before, a true explosion to Read More…

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Eugene Koonin steps out on Darwin Day: LUCAS, not LUCA

Eugene V. Koonin, “Darwinian evolution in the light of genomics,” Nucleic Acids Research 2009, 1-24. The overall pattern of life’s history, he argues, may be a Forest, not a single Tree of Life [TOL]: Evolutionary genomics effectively demolished the straightforward concept of the TOL by revealing the dynamic, reticulated character of evolution where HGT, genome Read More…