“Dembski says he stands by that work and his early contributions to intelligent design theory, but adds that he has learned a lot more in the intervening years…”
Human Skeletal Joints as Masterpieces of Engineering
Hat tip: Philip Cunningham
At Evolution News: The Positive Case for Intelligent Design (series)
Although these posts at Evolution News may have been referenced previously, it seems timely to provide reminders of how ID serves as a “fruitful scientific paradigm.”
Cats do catnip a favor by chewing it
At ScienceNews: Compared with intact leaves, crushed-up leaves emit more volatile compounds called iridoids, which act as an insect repellant, researchers report June 14 in iScience.
Dave Coppedge on how whales give evidence for the design of life
Coppedge: The Illustra Media documentary Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth shares amazing information about humpback whales: their enigmatic songs, their multiple adaptations for aquatic life that defy the evolutionary mechanism, and the “miraculous web” of blood vessels that refrigerates the male reproductive organs to safe levels for sperm production.
In embryos, we are told, “nothing is left to chance in the ‘seating plan’ for the first few cells”
“Nothing is left to chance” even in cell spacing in worm eggs but we are told there is no design behind the universe?
Intelligent Design=Pattern Recognition
This Phys.Org press release isn’t about a particularly interesting scientific paper. However, what the authors tells us about how this paper came to be is very interesting. And, I may add, very revealing. Listen to what they have to say about their “aha” moment: Inside some of the data that a standard mapping algorithm normally Read More…
L&FP, 55: Defining/Clarifying Intelligent Design as Inference, as Theory, as a Movement
It seems, despite UD’s resources tab, some still struggle to understand ID in the three distinct senses: inference, theory/research programme, movement. Accordingly, let us headline a clarifying note from the current thread on people who doubt, for the record: [KF, 269:] >>. . . first we must mark out a matter of inductive reasoning and Read More…
Steve Meyer on the logic of design detection
A great deal has been invested in not understanding something as simple and obvious as the design inference. That’s powerful evidence that it is an important insight.
Shades of “junk DNA”? Tiny bubbles are NOT “cellular debris”
EVs, which are found in human fluids including urine and blood, may be used in liquid biopsies as biomarkers for disease because healthy and sick cells package different EV cargo. It’s getting harder all the time to find genuine junk in the human body. Just as well that Nathan Lents, author of Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes, probably isn’t listening.
Detecting design in the case of COVID-19
It’s understandable that virologists are running for cover now. But turning a science journal into a Trust the Science! Journal is a pretty steep price to pay. And few are fooled anymore anyway.
Charming bacteria set off virus bombs in their neighbors
Researchers aren’t yet sure if it happens outside the lab. If it is the case, then it is another example of a life form having strategy that raises the question, “Could it really have randomly evolved with no underlying intelligence in nature?” Lot of those questions piling up.
Isn’t the famous Drake Equation a sort of design filter for intelligence?
Whatever the fate of current ET detection projects, a Design Filter like design theorist William Dembski’s beats squabbling about the probability without collecting any data.
Templeton is trying to have agency, directionality, and function in life forms without underlying intelligence
Purpose statement: There is a growing recognition that biological phenomena which suggest agency, directionality, or goal-directedness demand new conceptual frameworks that can translate into rigorous theoretical models and discriminating empirical tests.
More on Dr Kojonen’s Darwinist evolution is an expression of deeper design thesis,
as, it is worthy of further consideration (which is not the same as an endorsement). I headline a comment: [[Kojonen develops his case further: I will . . . argue in this book that the teleological order of biological organisms can still, in a rationally permissible way, be understood as a sign of the divine Read More…