Evolutionary biology Gene Sharing Intelligent Design

At Evolution News: Gene Sharing Is More Widespread than Thought, with Implications for Darwinism

David Coppedge writes: Evidence is growing that organisms share existing genetic information horizontally, not just vertically. This has immense implications for neo-Darwinian theory that are not yet fully recognized. If traits can be shared across species, genera and even phyla, they are not being inherited from common ancestors. The findings might also cast stories about Read More…

Intelligent Design Paley's ghost speaks out

At Evolution News: Natural Machinery Operates Without Intervention; But How?

David Coppedge: “The old mechanical philosophy is hopelessly inadequate for these realities. The reason? We know from our experience that unguided natural law does not produce machinery, factories, and quality control. Something else is required: information.” He recommended Bill Dembski’s book, Being as Communion.

Cambrian explosion Intelligent Design Neuroscience

At Evolution News: Silence around Cambrian Brains

This was bound to come up eventually: First, notice the quote marks around “Cambrian explosion,” a subtle hint that the term is controversial. It’s not. They state clearly that it is “marked by the appearance of most major animal phyla.” Panarthropoda is a taxon that combines arthropods with tardigrades and onycophorans. The sentence means that Read More…