Creationism

TheConversation.com Makes an About-Face on Teaching Creationism in Science Classes – Now is Supportive!

TheConversation.com touts itself as having “academic rigor” combined with “journalistic flair”. In polite society today, creationism is usually out of bounds for this milieu. However, I was surprised to find that, in a recent article, they at least seemed to promote the idea of treating creationism with respect not just in history, but in STEM Read More…

Intelligent Design

More Pseudogene Function

This is an old paper, but it is surprisingly little-known: Pseudogenes: Are They “Junk” or Functional DNA?. It’s a review paper of pseudogene function. My favorite example in the paper is the antigenic variation. Essentially, the pseudogenes store alternative configurations of parts of genes. The organism can quickly reconfigure itself by swapping various parts in Read More…

Intelligent Design

Video on Measuring Active Information in Biology

Early this year BIO-Complexity published a paper of mine titled “Measuring Active Information in Biological Systems” which showed how some ID concepts such as Active Information can be directly applied to biology. Essentially, it seems that in some situations, organisms direct their own mutations/evolution. This has not always been noticed because we don’t have a Read More…