Arguing against human-Neanderthal interbreeding; Getting back to irreducible complexity; Automatic physical constants? Choking = bad design? more
PNAS, "The former annotated human pseudogene" Aug 26, 2011; http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/08/25/1103605108.full.pdf+html?sid=709316aa-b9c9-4a87-9e55-945d3db68212 more
Fuz Rana’s Top Five Reasons
1. “Bad designs” turn out to be good. Biological systems that seem poorly designed present a significant challenge to the case for design. Why would an … more
Science Daily, "Missing DNA Helps Make Us Human," Mar 09, 2011; http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110309131934.htm more
Nobody likes it when insult is added to injury. But when injury is compounded by inflammation, it is often fatal.
Researchers recently made progress in their understanding of the causes of … more
I’m sure many of you have seen a reference at one time or another to “The Department of Redundancy Department.” 1
Image credit: Amazon.com.
It goes without saying that redundancy … more
My back hurts this morning—another unwanted sign that my 50th birthday is rapidly approaching. And my eyesight—where are those reading glasses?
The human body is an amazing thing but, as … more
Do you remember the movie Dave?
In this romantic comedy, the president of the United States suffers a stroke while having an extramarital affair and is in a coma. The chief of staff cooks up a scheme … more
Some people claim this story is based on a real event. But of course, it’s just an urban myth.
The creation/evolution controversy is not immune to “urban myths.” Recent research has … more
The old cliché “two wrongs don’t make a right” proves true in many situations, but in the genetics of the brain, two genetic wrongs can make a right. A few years ago, I … more
New Research Suggests More Reasons Why God Created Viruses
Thanksgiving is the time of year that most people pause to celebrate their blessings. Christians understand that many of the good things … more
So it winds up relegated to an appendix (defined by Merriam-Webster's dictionary as "supplementary material usually attached at the end of a piece of writing.")
Since Charles Darwin's time, … more
Source: Yahoo! News, LiveScience.com, "The Appendix: Useful and in Fact Promising," by Charles Q. Choi, August 24, 2009; … more
New Research Suggests a Reason Why God Created Viruses
As I mentioned last week, the Q&A sessions of our outreach events are usually pretty exciting. During this part of the program, it's not … more
Are Bad Designs a Problem for the Case for Intelligent Design?
The Q&A sessions during our speaking events are usually filled with high drama. This is the time when skeptics can come to the … more
Episode 13 of the More Than a Theory Podcast more
How do vestigial organs, male nipples, and hominids fit RTB's creation model? more
Absolutely nothing! That’s the answer soul singer Edwin Starr gave in 1970 to the question, “War, what is it good for?” It’s also the same response evolutionary biologists give … more
I remember being taught as a child that the humpback whale must be an accident of nature. The weird bumps along the leading edge of the humpback’s flippers (or fins) seemed to … more
Source: FoxNews.com, "Morning Sickness May Protect Embryos from Toxins," by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience, May 19, 2008 more