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At Evolution News: Three Realities Chance Can’t Explain That Intelligent Design Can

Professor Granville Sewell appeals to common sense and the limitations of natural forces to argue the obvious: "Unintelligent forces cannot rearrange atoms into computers and airplanes and nuclear power plants and smartphones." Read More ›

At The Federalist: What design can explain about life’s origins that chance can’t

The scientific establishment is slowly beginning to allow scientists who believe in intelligent design to have a platform. Why? It may be because the theory that the universe was crafted intentionally explains many essential realities that theories based on spontaneous chance do not… Read More ›

Granville Sewell on the first “self-replicating” cardboard box

Sewell: In reality, to be really self-replicating like living things, it would have to go get its own cardboard, so maybe it would need wheels and an axe to cut down trees and a small sawmill to make cardboard out of wood... Read More ›

How to explain why you don’t believe in “evolution”

Math prof Granville Sewell suggests how to respond when you don't have time to offer a 30-minute answer on all the meanings of the term and, chance are, the yob who is asking is just trying to get you anyway Read More ›

Granville Sewell on origin of life as a provably unsolvable problem

Sewell: I cannot think of anything in all of science that can be stated with more confidence than that a few unintelligent forces of physics alone could not have rearranged the basic particles of physics into Apple iPhones. Read More ›

Granville Sewell: Why does Darwinism remain popular when new findings make it less plausible every day?

Sewell: Most non-scientists intuitively understand that explaining how plants and animals, and intelligent, conscious humans, could have arisen from a lifeless, barren planet is a very different and much more difficult problem than others solved by science. But most scientists are still confident that nothing could possibly be beyond the reach of their science. Read More ›

Rob Sheldon on origin of life as a “theoretically fertile dead end”

Sheldon: What hinders the field presently is an unstated reliance on materialism and its attendant mechanism, when information is manifestly non-material. What we need to make progress in OoL are matter-free tools for manipulating information: understanding its flow, its gradients, and its concentration. Read More ›

Is information really the fifth state of matter? Rob Sheldon responds

Sheldon: Throughout history we have examples of these bad physics generalizations. For example, heat was once considered a fluid embedded in the oak log, absorbed from the sun, called phlogiston. As it turned out, heat is not a material substance. Read More ›

Rob Sheldon on whether information can be the missing dark matter

Rob Sheldon: The location of the mass has to be "outside" the galaxy in order to account for the dark matter attraction. How does information occupy empty space? Landauer would have said it couldn't. Read More ›

Granville Sewell: Darwinism as a form of losing one’s mind

In an age when objectivity is becoming science’s enemy in the United States and massive corruption is a norm in its former science competitor Russia, scientists can still make a virtue out of being true to Darwin. Wherever that lands them. Read More ›

Why evolution is more certain than gravity

From Sarah Chaffee and Granville Sewell at The Spectator:  Whether the standard neo-Darwinian mechanism fully explains the origins of biological novelties is a question that scientists themselves increasingly contest. Yet for the media, evolution is the holy Kaaba of science. Resistance verging on hysteria greets attempts to allow teachers to introduce mainstream controversies found in peer-reviewed scientific literature. Just look at media coverage about Arizona’s state science standards, currently being revised, where minor changes were decried as a wholesale “attack” on evolution. Louisiana passed its academic freedom law, the Louisiana Science Education Act, in 2008 and critics have been denouncing it ever since, dishonestly, for sneaking in instruction about “intelligent design” or “creationism.” Tennessee passed a similar law in 2012, Read More ›