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'Junk DNA' Intelligent Design

Vodka! Jean Claude Perez, the golden ratio, dragon curve fractals and musical design in “junk DNA”

Jean Claude Perez is a self-organizational theorist, he is not a creationist. He has also published papers with an occasional visitor to UD, Andras Pellionisz. If the mathematical/musical patterns Perez has found in DNA are improbable relative to laws of physics and chemistry, then he may have found yet another design feature of DNA, and Read More…

Chemistry News

Self-study science programs for IDists, organic chemistry

At the school where I received my Master of Science degree in Applied Physics, the basic undergraduate cost was $61,000 per year. Thankfully I wasn’t an undergrad there! I remember during commencement, I thought to myself as each undergrad crossed the stage to receive their diploma, “another quarter million dollars for academia.” I could go Read More…

Human evolution News

Evolutionary convergence saves creationist hypothesis over GULO

When similarities cannot be explained by common descent, evolutionists will plead “convergence” (some mysterious coincidental occurrence to explain similarity). Well what is good for the goose is good for the gander. Creationists are now realizing if evolutionists can claim convergence, so can creationists! Evidence of Evolutionary Discontinuity and Genetic Entropy AbstractModern genomics provides the ability Read More…

News

Professor goes Ape at UConn over sign “Evolution is a Lie”, then preaches a pantheist revival

[youtube UpYDaCS0G94#t=136] Christian evangelist Don Karns of Hampton, Virginia, said Boster approached him as he was holding a sign about evolution, mocked him, and then became confrontational. “He asked me if I had accepted Darwin as my lord and savior,” Karns said. “He was very agitated, very demonstrative… it was very unbecoming of a professor.” Read More…

'Junk DNA' Genetics News

If most molecular evolution is non-Darwinian, how can codon bias and duon codes evolve?

Most molecular evolution is neutral. Done. PZ Myers From wiki: Codon usage bias Codon usage bias refers to differences in the frequency of occurrence of synonymous codons in coding DNA. A codon is a series of three nucleotides (triplets) that encodes a specific amino acid residue in a polypeptide chain or for the termination of Read More…

'Junk DNA' Genetics

Cost of maintenance and construction of design, neutral theory supports ID and/or creation

Most of biological ID literature is focused on Irreducible Complexity and Specified Complexity (Specified Improbability) and information theory, no free lunch, critique of OOL, the Cambrian explosion, etc, But there is another line of argument that is devastating to the claims of mindless evolution that has been underappreciated partly because it is highly technical, and Read More…

Genetics News

Why fixation in gigantic but widely separated human populations doesn’t happen

If there was any time the human population was very small, fixation was likely inevitable as discussed in Neutral Evolution for Newbies, Part 2. The time for required for fixation in a population according to standard population genetics is approximately 4 Ne, where Ne is the effective population size. For example, for an Ne of Read More…