Reasons to Believe

Biochemical Design

  • Lightest Element, Heaviest Load

    How important is hydrogen to you?

    A quick survey of the world around us makes it pretty clear that we just can’t live without hydrogen. I live in Baltimore, and every Friday in the summer cars … more

  • Deviant by Design, Part 2 (of 2)

    Study Suggests that Nonuniversal Genetic Codes May Be Good Designs

    Last week I made the point that the forces of nature–in addition to corroding national treasures like the Statue of … more

  • Deviant by Design, Part 1 (of 2)

    Study Suggests that Nonuniversal Genetic Codes May Be Good Designs

    Acid rain has a devastating effect on the environment. It also destroys national treasures like the Statue of Liberty. Tragically, … more

  • Getting Ready for Fun in the Sun

    The Optimized Structure of DNA Provides Evidence for Intelligent Design

    It's that time of the year when everyone starts thinking about having "fun in the Sun." Unfortunately, I am not one of them. … more

  • Increasing the Torque on Intelligent Design

    New Work Further Reveals Machine-Like Character of the Bacterial Flagellum

    Some people are so well known they need no introduction. That's also the case for the bacterial flagellum. This protein … more

  • Proteins Made by Design, Part 3 (of 3)

    New Insight about Biochemical Quality Control Adds to the Case for Intelligent Design

    Several years ago a famous ad campaign for one of the big three automakers announced their commitment to the … more

  • Proteins Made by Design, Part 2 (of 3)

    New Discoveries about Ribosomes Add to the Case for Intelligent Design

    As I mentioned last week, several years ago I worked in research and development for a Fortune 500 company. As part of the job, … more

  • Evolvability: A Good Design Principle

    Your computer's newest antivirus probably comes with live updates so it can arm itself against the latest trojan-phishing-spyware attack. It may not stop you from doing silly things like sending your … more

  • Proteins Made by Design, Part 1 (of 3)

    New Discoveries about Ribosomes Add to the Case for Intelligent Design

    Several years ago I worked in research and development for a Fortune 500 company. As part of my job, I occasionally visited our … more

  • Metabolism: A Cascade of Design

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  • Winding Up Paley's Watch, One More Time

    New Discovery adds to Evidence for Biochemical Design

    When I was growing up, it was still common for people to have mechanical watches that had to be wound up periodically. Battery-powered, digital … more