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On Signature in the Cell, Robert Saunders Still Doesn’t Get It

At his Wonderful Life blog, geneticist Robert Saunders has responded to my recent take down of his “critique” of Stephen Meyer’s arguments for intelligent design, offered and defended in ...

Fact-Checking Wikipedia on Common Descent: The Evidence from Observed Natural Selection

A few weeks ago, I published the fourth part of my series on Wikipedia and common descent, in which I discussed the purported evidence for common ancestry based on biogeographical ...

From the Darwinist Blogosphere, Stephen Meyer's Trip to London Elicits a Typical Reaction

As we have already reported, Discovery Institute's Stephen Meyer recently paid a visit to London to present and defend the thesis of Signature in the Cell at a dinner party attended by ...

The Finely Tuned Genetic Code

Francis Crick regarded the genetic code found in nature as a "frozen accident." Yet more and more it is looking to be the case that this code is exquisitely finely tuned -- with features ...

Does Luke Have The Date Of The Nativity Wrong?

In reading -- as one does -- the popular atheist material on the Internet with regards New Testament scholarship, I recently came across a very old argument which is often trotted out by people ...

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 us, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Retroviruses and Common Descent: And Why I Don’t Buy It

Those of you who have been following Uncommon Descent, as well as Evolution News & Views, for some time, will be aware that I have previously discussed, across multiple articles, the ...

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