Intelligent Design

God and Darwin: Why they simply cannot co-exist

As UD readers know, Charles Darwin changed history when he argued that naturalistic processes, acting alone, can drive the macro-evolutionary process from beginning to end. His earth-shattering message was that nature’s pseudo-creative mechanism can mimic the work of a designing Creator. That he could not support his claim with empirical evidence did not seem to Read More…

Cosmology News Physics

Gravitational waves reliably detected – Updated IV

Paper. (open access) From MIT: LIGO signal reveals first observation of two massive black holes colliding, proves Einstein right. Now for the first time, scientists in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration — with a prominent role played by researchers at MIT and Caltech — have directly observed the ripples of gravitational waves in an instrument on Read More…

Cell biology Darwinism News

One random mutation powers multicellular life?

The Darwinian begins to sound like an overconfident historian. From ScienceDaily: All it took was one mutation more than 600 million years ago. With that random act, a new protein function was born that helped our single-celled ancestor transition into an organized multicellular organism. This release features Prehoda’s lab’s work on choranoflagellates (featured here and Read More…

Religion

New Website: Advanced Apologetics

Last week, I launched my new website, AdvancedApologetics.net. The website contains information on my upcoming speaking engagements and debates, as well as upcoming online meetings of my Advanced Apologetics mentoring group. It also features a blog, and links to the collection of videos available at my YouTube Channel. My interests that are covered on the Read More…

Human evolution News

Past human population sizes questioned

Precise claims for the size of a bottleneck might be meaningless. From Heredity: On the importance of being structured: instantaneous coalescence rates and human evolution-lessons for ancestral population size inference? Abstract: Most species are structured and influenced by processes that either increased or reduced gene flow between populations. However, most population genetic inference methods assume Read More…

Convergent evolution Intelligent Design News

“Spectacular” convergence between ancient mammal and dinosaur

From ScienceDaily: By poring over the fossilized skulls of ancient wildebeest-like animals (Rusingoryx atopocranion) unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers have discovered that the little-known hoofed mammals had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal passage similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs. The findings reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Read More…

Cosmology Intelligent Design News Physics

Hawking: “Supertranslations” could save information from black hole?

From Hawking’s second Reith lecture: The tranny From BBC: It was therefore very important to determine whether information really was lost in black holes, or whether in principle, it could be recovered. Many scientists felt that information should not be lost, but no one could suggest a mechanism by which it could be preserved. The Read More…

Culture Darwinism Intelligent Design News

US election features fewer media airheads this time out?

Readers, I haven’t heard a single wherewherewheredoeshstandonevolution? from a deeply concerned blonde since before Wisconsin prez hopeful Scott Walker dropped out, some while back. I am agog! Am aghast! Has Bimbo read a book at last? Aw, you know the sort of thing I mean: Here, from Matt Vespa: Time magazine found Walker’s old science Read More…

Christian Darwinism Intelligent Design News

Censor of the Year: United Methodist Church Commission on the General Conference

From Evolution News & Views: Closed Minds, Closed Doors: United Methodist Church Commission Is Censor of the Year It is unclear who on the Commission participated in deciding to exclude Discovery Institute from the church’s upcoming General Conference, and thereby censor discussion of intelligent design. When we inquired, we were told only that the “leadership” Read More…