Working as a medical doctor in Australia, I have been interested in whether there is detectable and definable design in nature for a long time. My intuition says yes. The intuition of others says no. An untiring skeptic of almost everything, I wanted to start an internet site where intelligent interchange could occur on issues of teleology. Spurred on by the initiative of others to distribute UMOL DVDs to all Aussie schools, we started an Intelligent Design interest group and launched idnet.com.au to inform those confused by our biased press.
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Logical flaws responsible for complex evolutionary theory

Non-adaptive origins of interactome complexity NATURE According to the BBC Ford Doolittle said “Darwinists are a little bit like the pre-Darwinists before them, who would have marveled at the perfection of God’s creation. We tend to marvel at the Darwinian perfection of organisms now, saying ‘this must have been highly selected for, it’s a tuned and sophisticated Read More…

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Children of a better god?

 I have been listening to a few lectures by Christians who are convinced that the standard models of evolution explain all of biology including life’s origin. They say that evolution also explains all of cosmology. For them, this gives them, the evolutionary creationists, “a better god” than any model that requires a lesser form of “interventionist god”. Read More…

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Short peptides from junk RNA regulate fruitfly development

‘Non-coding’ pieces of RNA can encode short proteins that regulate genes, researchers have found. Various non-coding RNA molecules do not produce protein but either regulate gene expression or carry out other functions in the cell. Many researchers question whether the rest of the apparently non-coding RNA made in cells has any function. Some believe many Read More…

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The eyes have it.

I can’t let this one go without posting the reference to the paper generating all the fuss. Retinal glial cells enhance human vision acuity.   A. M. Labin and E. N. Ribak Physics Department, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel “We construct a light-guiding model of the retina outside the fovea, in which Read More…