ID Foundations Molecular Animations Video

VIDEO: A look at the ATP Synthase in action, courtesy Discovery Institute (and Wikipedia)

DI has just released a video on the ATP Synthase in action (HT: ENV): [youtube XI8m6o0gXDY] The blurb at Youtube reads: ATP Synthase is a molecular machine found in all living organisms. It serves as a miniature power-generator, producing an energy-carrying molecule, adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. The ATP synthase machine has many parts we recognize Read More…

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Eureka! 2012’s Biggest Moments in Science

An infographic lists a few of what its author considers to be “2012’s biggest moments in science.” These are: Higgs boson discovered. Curiosity lands on Mars. Fetal genome sequencing. Quantum teleportation distance record broken. The discovery of an earth-sized exoplanet “orbiting Alpha Centauri B, one of the stars in the stellar system nearest to our Read More…

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New Scientist Article on ORFan Genes

New Scientist carries an interesting article on the subject of ORFan genes (i.e. genes which possess no known homologue): NOT having any family is tough. Often unappreciated and uncomfortably different, orphans have to fight to fit in and battle against the odds to realise their potential. Those who succeed, from Aristotle to Steve Jobs, sometimes Read More…

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ALERT: A caution on the ongoing hacker attack on the Java programming language

Off topic, but important as a service to UD’s readers. HERE. Pardon, I took some days before commenting, until I found some useful info beyond the media panic headlines. Notice the clip from Oracle’s advisory, the link to the FAQ and the further link on gory technical details. The bottomline is that over the past Read More…

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At Biologic Institute, Doug Axe On “Belgian Waffle”

Over at the Biologic Institute’s blog, Douglas Axe has a new blog post on a recent paper in PLoS Biology: Under the heading “Reconstruction of prehistoric DNA refutes criticism on theory of evolution,” an article from Ghent University in Belgium claims a recent scientific paper has rescued evolutionary theory by solving the problem of evolutionary innovation. Considering that innovation is the Read More…

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Was four-stranded, ‘quadruple helix’ DNA designed or mutated?

‘Quadruple helix’ DNA seen in human cells Balasubramanian’s group has been pursuing a four-stranded version of the molecule (DNA) that scientists have produced in the test tube now for a number of years. It is called the G-quadruplex. The “G” refers to guanine, one of the four chemical groups, or “bases”, that hold DNA together Read More…

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A Simple Argument For Intelligent Design

When I come across a new idea, I like to see if there are any relatively simple and obvious arguments that can be levied for or against it.  When I first came across ID, this is the simple argument I used that validated it – IMO – as a real phenomenon and a valid scientific Read More…