Here is my post at Examiner on why. I thought it would never happen, actually. But I should have remembered – all psychology fads are inherently ridiculous because they are attempts to evade the depth of the human condition with some silly new idea. They collapse under the weight of their own folly.
A key question for evolution has always been: How does biological variation arise? Darwin’s theory of evolution explained that natural selection killed off the less-fit variations, but how did the variation arise in the first place? In the nineteenth century the mechanisms of biological variation were not well understood and it was possible to imagine […]
A fundamental, and often false, prediction of evolution is that functionally unconstrained DNA should not be conserved in distant species. As described here, everything from proteins to long stretches of DNA, though highly similar across different species, defy evolutionsts who search for a functional constraint, as required by their theory. And how do evolutionists respond? […]
This is looking more and more like a farce: This is to be found in Chapter 13 of the Working Group II report, the same part of the IPCC fourth assessment report in which the “Glaciergate” claims are made. There, is the startling claim that: “Up to 40% of the Amazonian forests could react drastically […]
Most people understand that our genes are stored in our DNA but what is less commonly understood is how the cell determines which genes to use at any one time. The DNA in our cells contain tens of thousands of protein-coding genes whose proteins serve a great variety of purposes. They serve as railroad tracks, […]
The study of 101 phylogenies reveals a new interpretation of speciation. Nature Vol 463 21 Jan 10 p349 The hypothesis that speciation follows the accumulation of many small events that multiply or simply add together (gradualism as Dawkins promotes) is supported in only 8% and 0% of cases. 78% of phylogenies fit the simple model […]
In another UD thread a commenter made the following observation and claim: Darwinists are not going to be surprised by very high function after 3.5 billion years of evolution. Ah yes, the ubiquitous and all-powerful Darwinian magic wand of “deep time,” which makes the impossible possible, the possible probable, and the probable inevitable — or […]
The Royal Society, the foremost British science body is hosting a conference exploring extraterrestrial life. Given that there is zero evidence from any scientific study ever that there is any extra terrestrial life, why is this considered science when even discussing ID would never be sanctioned by the Royal Society? Aliens are likely to look and […]
Last week we linked to a report that the IPCC had published unsubstantiated anecdotes masquerading as peer reviewed science. In a stunningly candid admission, they now admit they included the false “science” in a conscious effort to move policy makers. The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-winning UN report that Himalayan glaciers […]
Full article here. THE United Nations climate science panel faces new controversy for wrongly linking global warming to an increase in the number and severity of natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods. It based the claims on an unpublished report that had not been subjected to routine scientific scrutiny — and ignored warnings from […]
In eukaryotes the DNA genes are sometimes interrupted by non coding segments. These intragenic regions, or introns, are cut out of the transcribed DNA before the copy is sent to the ribosome for translation into a protein. Naturally evolutionists have always believed introns are a result of evolution, but their explanations are strained. As one […]
The claim that Rubisco is poorly designed or unintelligently designed was appearing in textbooks in the 1990s. The idea has been picked up recently in a News & Views piece by John Ellis. He writes that Rubisco “is a relic of a bygone age” and his essay has the title: “Tackling unintelligent design”. “Rubisco is […]
There is a vast network of information flow in a typical cell, and along with that flow there is a vast network of error checking. Damage to DNA sequences is remedied, the transcribing of DNA is checked and corrected, and at the ribosome the translation process is checked and controlled. In fact, recent research has […]
Let’s hope that the Nickelodeon Channel picks this up as its next children’s animation series. For a newspaper article about this animation, go here.
Academic Freedom Update: California Science Center Engaged in Illegal Cover-Up This episode of ID the Future features an academic freedom update on the California Science Center’s cancellation last October of a screening of a pro-ID film, Darwin’s Dilemma, by a private group. How does a government agency try to evade its obligations to the First […]