Tag 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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Whereupon I reply to a commenter

I know I haven’t been posting much.  I’ve been working quite a bit lately and most of my work involves writing.  I’ve been writing the equivalent of 4 or 5 blog posts a day for work and just don’t feel … 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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Confluences of Threads, Posts, and Discussions and the Results Thereof

Once again, I am at a quandary over the title of the post. It is very interesting when a variety of information from a variety of sources all come together into one very interesting post.  Let’s start with the source … Continue reading

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The Flood and Mutation Rates

I normally don’t get too involved in this level of discussion.  It is so obviously wrong that anyone can find totally unresolvable issues with Noah’s Flood.  However, this is a pretty good lesson in genetics and some very interesting requirements.  … 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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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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Cryptonomicron and Life

from Cryptonomicon (Book Excerpt) by Neal Stephenson Let’s set the existence-of-god issue aside for a later volume, and just stipulate that in some way, self-replicating organisms came into existence on this planet and immediately began trying to get rid of … Continue reading

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