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Why the "Onion Test" Fails as an Argument for "Junk DNA"

Briefly stated, the often cited "onion test" observes that onion cells have many times more DNA than human cells do. And since the onion is considered to be relatively simple as compared to ...

Fact-Checking Wikipedia on Common Descent: The Evidence from Biogeographical Distribution

We have now reached the fourth part of my series on Wikipedia and the evidence for common descent. In previous entries, I discussed Wikipedia's arguments for common descent based on ...

A Weak Argument Against Christianity: The Fallacy of the "Sign of Jonah" Objection

I occasionally drop by an Islamic apologetics stall on Saturdays. It gives me the opportunity to learn more about Islam, read Muslim literature which is freely available, get to know people of ...

Why I Reject A Young Earth View: A Biblical Defense of an Old Earth

The question of the meaning and proper interpretation of the early chapters of Genesis is one of the most heated subjects in Christendom today. Few other topics have evoked such polarised ...

Fact-Checking Wikipedia on Common Descent: The Evidence from Paleontology

Previously in this series, I have discussed the arguments for common descent presented by Wikipedia in the areas of comparative physiology/biochemistry and comparative anatomy. In this third ...

The Feeding of the Five Thousand: Did It Really Happen?

It's a story which we've all grown up with. We are all familiar with the famous story of Jesus miraculously feeding the five thousand from five loaves and two fish, with no fewer than twelve ...

Are the Biblical Genealogies Helpful in Establishing the Age of Man?

In 1650, James Ussher, the archbishop of Ireland, produced a detailed Biblical timeline, going all the way back to the creation of man and the Universe. Based largely on the genealogies given in ...

Kortney Blythe Gordon: Short Life, Timeless Impact

The measure of a life is not its length but its impact.  Kortney Blythe Gordon made a timeless impact in her 28 years here on earth.  In fact, she did more in 28 years than most people even ...

A Whale of a Problem for Evolution: Ancient Whale Jawbone Found in Antartica

MSNBC.com is reporting on the discovery of a jawbone of an ancient whale in Antarctica: the oldest fully aquatic whale yet discovered. The news story reports, The jawbone of an ancient whale ...

Fact-Checking Wikipedia on Common Descent: The Evidence from Comparative Anatomy

In my previous article, I presented a critique of the first of Wikipedia's eight lines of evidence for common descent: the evidence from comparative physiology and biochemistry. In this ...

If God, Why Suffering? Thoughts on Theodicy

Anyone who has been doing Christian apologetics, for any significant period of time, knows that the most frequent objection to the Christian faith is the problem of evil and suffering. Indeed, ...

Thoughts on the “C-Value Enigma”, the “Onion Test” and “Junk DNA”

This morning I was observing some of the recent comment thread activity on Uncommon Descent?, and my attention was drawn to this comment by Nick Matzke on the subject of the “onion test” ...

Fact-Checking Wikipedia on Common Descent: The Evidence from Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

I recently read the Wikipedia web-page on the “ Evidence of Common Descent.” The page comprises a succinct, yet comprehensive, description of the most frequently cited arguments for the ...

YouTube’s “C0nc0rdance” Reassures Us That The Evolution Of Chemotaxis Is Well In Hand

I recently published an article on the marvelous design and engineering which undergirds the bacterial chemotaxis system. Since then, a notorious atheist who posts regular videos on YouTube ...

180: The Best Pro-Life Question Ever

Ray Comfort has done a masterful job with this video. With one question, he will help change minds and save the lives of many. Yes, I know it is 33 minutes long, but it is well worth your time.

One Long Bluff: A Review of Richard Dawkins' "The Greatest Show on Earth"

Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth hopes to convey and document some of the evidence which compels him to embrace a Darwinian perspective on origins. Dawkins is also author of The God ...
A Case For The Resurrection: The Empty Tomb

A Case For The Resurrection: The Empty Tomb

Over the course of six previous blog entries, I have discussed the various lines of evidence supporting the historical proposition that Jesus really did appear to individuals and groups of ...

NCSE's Eugenie Scott Reassures Scotland: There's No Scientific Controversy on Evolution or Climate Change

Last week in Glasgow, Scotland, Centre for Intelligent Design (C4ID) director Alastair Noble, David Swift, and I attended a lecture presented by Eugenie Scott of the National Center for ...

Staying Out of the Ditch

Occasionally we run across a philosophical or theological difficulty that threatens to drive us into a ditch, causing us to “ditch” our search for the truth in a particular matter.  Common road ...

Engineering at Its Finest: Bacterial Chemotaxis and Signal Transduction

ID theorists have long urged that the case for design is both a positive and scientific argument, based on standard principles of abductive scientific reasoning. Key to the detectability of ...

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