Intelligent Design

Heuristic Value of Design vs Evolution

An article entitled “Architectural Analysis and Intraoperative Measurements Demonstrate the Unique Design of the Multifidus Muscle for Lumbar Spine Stability,” in the current issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, nicely refutes Dobzhansky’s pontifical pronouncement that “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” The abstract is available online, though Read More…

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“Preexisting Evolutionary Potential” now a Scientific Fact

A recent multidisciplinary study on the two-phase increase in the size of life has concluded that there must exist a “preexisting evolutionary potential” to explain the sudden increase in size and complexity which occurred twice in the history of life, both times following increases in atmospheric oxygen. From the earliest bacteria to the largest organisms, Read More…

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Animal and Human Mind: Darwinists Want it Both Ways

The cover story of the current (March 2008)issue of National Geographic is “Inside Animal Minds.” It is an interesting, persuasive, and I’m sure quite unintentional argument against the Darwinist position that mind is an illusory epiphenomenon of the material brain. The article presents truly interesting examples of studies involving dogs, elephants, fish, primates, sheep, octopus, Read More…

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NRC Admits Mutation Not Sufficient Explanation for Evolution

I thought this was worth sharing: On Page 8 of a Report from the National Research Council there is an interesting admission: “Natural selection based solely on mutation is probably not an adequate mechanism for evolving complexity.” Of course the report itself supports the concept of Darwinian evolution. But I think the admission that mutation Read More…

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Radiation-Eating Fungi

Life’s capabilities continue to astound. Another assumption of mainstream science is overturned: Now we find that some kinds of fungi can grow very nicely, thank you, in very high radiation environments, and even appear to thrive, using radiation as an energy source. I wonder; in what sort of environment did these organisms evolve to account Read More…

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Flies Show Free Will

A team of neurobiologists led by Bjorn Brembs of Free University Berlin have found experimental evidence in fruit fly behavior indicating that these much-abused bugs may have an element of free will. A report on the study in LiveScience notes that: For centuries, the question of whether or not humans possess free will — and Read More…