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Attempt to explain the assembly of the bacterial flagellum, “a complex process involving more than 70 genes”

From Phys.org: Many bacteria are equipped with a flagellum, a helical propeller that allows bacteria to travel. The flagellum is assembled in a highly organized manner involving the stepwise addition of each of its internal parts. However, there are many open questions as to how this orderly construction is achieved. In a study published in […]

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National Association of Scholars launches new report on the reproducibility crisis in science

Report: NAS Launches New Report: “The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science”: Today is the launch of NAS’s newest report by David Randall and Christopher Welser. The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science: Causes, Consequences, and the Road to Reform examines the different aspects of the reproducibility crisis of modern science. Our goal is to bring the […]

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Human evolution: Ancient art not really symbolic, cognitive scientist claims

From Michael Erard at Science: About 100,000 years ago, ancient humans started etching lines and hashtag patterns onto red rocks in a South African cave. Such handiwork has been cited as the first sign our species could make symbols—distinct marks that stand for some meaning—and thus evidence of a sophisticated mind. But a new study, […]

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Christianity for Doubters

Wipf and Stock has generously agreed to let me post my 2016 book Christianity for Doubters on my website now, so you can download the entire book here. Although I tried to avoid theology as much as possible in my 2015 Discovery Institute Press book, In the Beginning and Other Essays on Intelligent Design, second […]

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3-D vid of immune cells migrating

From Steve Dent at Engadget: For the first time, scientists have peered into living cells and created videos showing how they function with unprecedented 3D detail. Using a special microscope and new lighting techniques, a team from Harvard and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute captured zebrafish immune cell interactions with unheard-of 3D detail and resolution. […]

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At Nature: How gravitational waves might help explain fundamental cosmology. But do they exist?

Gravitational waves are thought to be ripples in the fabric of space-time, caused by violent processes. From Davide Castelvecchi at Nature: With a handful of discoveries already under their belts, gravitational-wave scientists have a long list of what they expect more data to bring, including insight into the origins of the Universe’s black holes; the […]

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Philosopher Stephen C. Meyer on how intelligent design is detectable

Recently, Trinity International University’s Henry Center’s online journal Sapientia asked, “Can Science Detect Intelligent Design? An Introduction,” sponsored by Hans Madueme. Design theorist Stephen C. Meyer, author of Signature in the Cell, replied at Evolution News & Science Today: Where did the information in the cell come from? And how did the cell’s complex information […]

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Christian Scientific Society on the strangeness of quantum mechanics was its best meeting ever?

From David Snoke at the Christian Scientific Society: Some people gave me feedback that this was the best CSS meeting ever. We had a great time discussing both the strange science of quantum mechanics, and some of the implications for religion … Erica Carlson gave a great introduction to the strangeness of QM. She argued […]

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Physics needs Darwin? Ken Miller should hear this

From Michael Price at the Evolution Institute, interviewing independent scholar John Campbell, author of several books on universal Darwinism, John O. Campbell, an independent scholar from British Columbia, has published several works [1-4] describing his version of universal Darwinism. This framework proposes that Darwinian selection explains what exists not just biologically but in many other realms as […]

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At Scientific American: “Inexplicable lab results may be telling us we’re on the cusp of a new scientific paradigm”

From computer engineer Bernardo Kastrup at Scientific American: It turns out, however, that some predictions of QM are incompatible with non-contextuality even for a large and important class of non-local theories. Experimental results reported in 2007 and 2010 have confirmed these predictions. To reconcile these results with the current paradigm would require a profoundly counterintuitive […]