Category Archives: Evolution

Building on Previous Work

This came up in a recent conversation.  Someone asked why I couldn’t give them a recent peer-reviewed paper that supported the idea of mutation as a driver for evolution.  My basic reply is because it’s so basic, everyone knows that … Continue reading

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Can We Do Intelligent Design Better than the Intelligent Designers?

There’s an interesting question.  It’s worth exploring. The actual research in intelligent design is essentially zero.  The peer-reviewed research is zero. Sure there are lots of books. But what are the doing? Nothing. Can a small group of scientists actually … Continue reading

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Complex Specified Information…

or (as the rest of us call it) probability. Simply put, complex specified information is information that is both complex and specified, such that it is highly improbable and specific. The complexity of the information associated with event A is … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design of an Experiment

Many… many times I have presented a paper that effectively crushes the claims of creationists and Intelligent Design proponents.  However, they always have this (IMHO very telling) reply. But the experiment was designed, therefore the experiment supports Intelligent Design. This … Continue reading

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The Fallacies of Evolution

I was given this list of fallacies that were claimed to be used by science to defend evolution.  It was supposed by the person that gave these to me that they would be unanswerable assaults on the premises of science.  … Continue reading

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Front Loading Doesn’t Help ID

Forgive the lack of posting, I’ve been having a rough time of late.  However, I am once more inspired, so here we go. A few friends and myself are both discussing things with a creationist and helping another person with … Continue reading

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Guest Blogging Begins

I’ve begun my two week stint as a guest blogger at Scientopia.  Please come by and check it out.  It will be all new material, no rehash and no cross posting.

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The Emergence of Life – Chapter 3

Selection in Prebiotic Chemistry: Why This… and not that? First Luisi presents us with some basic facts.  If you don’t agree with any of these, let me know. Life on Earth started 3.5 to 3.9 billion years ago.  Probably earlier, … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Life – Chapter 2

Since I’ve been featured in the 40th Carnival of Evolution, I guess I’d better get on the stick and finish this book review. Approaches to the Definitions of Life This chapter takes on two topics.  What is the definition of … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 11

The Meaning of it All If there is one fundamental principle in biology it is this: every living thing on the planet had parents. Even more fundamentally, and this is obvious to anyone who observes humanity for more than a … Continue reading

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