Can we detect design in nature? What kind of arguments have been used to make the design inference?
Staining of chromosomes reveals a pattern of banding that may be used for comparisons of different species. Similar species typically have similar banding patterns, although there are exceptions. Banding patterns may be interpreted as hypotheses of relationship but are not, in themselves, sufficient to settle such questions. Published in Origins v. 13, n. 1.
Portions of the DNA information are not present in mRNA transcribed from the DNA, in plants and animals, as opposed to bacteria. The DNA sequences that are missing in the m-RNA are called introns, and seem to be widespread. Published in Origins v. 5, n. 1.
The philosophical context in which biology is presented can make an important difference in its meaning for the student. The philosophical worldview of the biblical Christian is quite different from that of the non-Christian; thus, the biology teacher may have a profound influence on the development of worldview by the student.
As a scientist, I frequently find myself taking a polemic stance in defense of creationism. In doing this, I easily lose sight nature as a revealer of its Creator. It is a pleasant change to contemplate my field of scientific interest, looking for insight about the Creator.
The integration of Bible and science is an uphill work that requires careful reading of both the Bible and of scientific data. Because no other natural science has traveled so great a distance down an anti-biblical road, no other science requires this corrective procedure more than biology.
If microorganisms are indeed ubiquitous and indispensable, it is reasonable to expect to find evidences of their activities in the biblical record. Such an approach may enrich our grasp of the sacred text. This paper intends to show that there is more microbiology in the Bible than meets the eye!
Zoology and genetics are required courses for biology majors. Both subjects are usually structured around the theme of the theory of evolution. A careful examination of the scientific basis of these disciplines shows that the evolutionary framework doesn't fit with a lot of their fundamental aspects, however. Some of these topics even constitute strong evidence in favor of intelligent design.
While Christians may be convinced that design in nature points to a Creator-God, the general scientific community has not been persuaded. Perhaps more scientifically respectable work on intelligent design of the kind done by Behe and Dembski will encourage evolutionary scientists to look beyond purely naturalistic mechanisms to explain the complexity and meaning of life.
Poor design in Rubisco can now be added to the growing list of failed Darwinian arguments from ignorance.
Confirmation that fathers may sometimes pass mitochondrial DNA to their children violates the assumptions used to calculate the age of the most recent female common ancestor of all living humans. Published in Origins v. 21, n. 2.
A collection of short commentaries on scientific papers published in 2001, covering topics such as phylogeny of songbirds, theodicy, mutation rates, genetic load, fossilization process, Permian mass extinction, marsupial fossil in Madagascar, Cambrian Explosion, Ediacaran fossils, quality of the fossil record, philosophy of science, radiohalos, speciation in Galapagos finches.
As many important functions played by noncoding DNA have come to light, the assumption can no longer be made that it represents DNA potsherds of evolution. How much data actually unambiguously support Darwinian evolution? What evolutionary theory actually predicts? And, how data can be used to check its predictive power? Published in Origins n. 53.
Comparison of genomes of jellyfish and sea anemones highlights the importance of orphan genes in taxonomically close organisms.
Is the genetic basis of loss of flight due to mutations in protein-coding genes or in regulatory genes?
Humans have unique “developmental control genes” that distinguish them from chimpanzees and other animals
The specific genes have been identified that cause a lizard to match the black rocks it lives on.
An average of 70 mutations occur in each person.
Cichlid fish in Nicaraguan lakes show evidence of rapid change.
Chromosomes regulate their own structure through their sequences of non-protein-coding DNA.
Claims of dinosaur DNA stir controversy
Pseudogenes are important in gene regulation and other activities.
Changing a DNA sequence can affect a protein even if it does not change the amino acid sequence.
Species may undergo minor adaptation through Darwinian processes, but this comes at the cost of genetic deterioration.
New study of neuronal diversification reveals the complexity of the gut's brain
Laboratory abiogenesis is one of the ultimate goals of experimental biology. The most formidable barrier to create living matter in the laboratory is not the complexity of the cell, rather the absolute requirement for non-equilibrium steady state for all chemical reactions. Current synthetic biology technologies cannot yet produce cells, which harbor chemical systems in non-equilibrium steady-states.
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Michael J. Behe. 2016. Free Press; 2nd edition. ISBN-13: 978-0743290319
Douglas Axe. 2016. HarperOne. IBSN-13: 978-006234958-3
John C. Sanford. 2014. FMS Publications; 4th edition. ISBN-13: 978-0981631608
Jonathan Wells. 2011. Discovery Institute Press. ISBN-13: 978-1936599004
Stephen C. Meyer. 2010. HarperOne. ISBN-13: 978-0061472794
Michael J. Behe. 2007. The Free Press. ISBN-13: 978-0743296205
Michael J. Behe. 2019. HarperOne. ISBN-13: 978-0062842619
Marcos Eberlin, 2019. Discovery Press. ISBN-13: 978-1936599653
Intelligent design seen from nitrogen-processing bacteria to bird eggshells and respiratory regulation.
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