Intelligent Design

The Salem Hypothesis is True, and That’s Great for ID

For those who don’t know what this is, it is basically the idea that people with advanced degrees who criticize evolution tend to be engineers, not scientists. This is supposed to be levied as a diss on the critics of evolution, but I’ve never understood why this is so. Intelligent Design focuses on the *requirements* for the development of intricate, purposeful systems. Is there a science that focuses on developing intricate, purposeful systems? That might know what the requirements of building such systems are? Anyone?

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Thermodynamic Efficiency of Cellular Computation

I haven’t had time to read this yet, but it sure looks interesting. A new paper came out across the pond discussing the thermodynamic efficiency of various cellular processes/computations. An interesting snippet from the abstract: Here we show that the computational efficiency of translation, defined as free energy expended per amino acid operation, outperforms the Read More…

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Evolutionary Teleonomy: Support from Mainstream Evolutionary Biologists

Two years ago, I started suggesting not only should the modern synthesis be dropped, I suggested an alternative (ID-friendly) paradigm that could be used in its place in evolutionary biology. This week, a near-identical concept was suggested by a major evolutionary biologist in a mainstream journal. I coined the term “evolutionary teleonomy” to refer to Read More…