Intelligent design news from the 26th of January to the 1st of February, 2011.
Well, I got Part 1 of my 2010 wrap up done, but it’s time to stop looking in the (relatively) distant past and focus on what just happened. Come on, no time for idle chatter, even if it is one-way! There’s work to be done.
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A new video! Do you understand gene duplication and its role in evolution? If not, watch this video. If so, still watch this video.
This is basically a video version of this post, but a lot more ramble-y. Oh well, that’s what happens when you put me in front of a camera.
(For those without a detailed knowledge of anatomy, the ulnar nerve is the one struck when someone hits their “funny bone”. Ohoho, I’m so hilarious.)
Oh Casey Luskin, what would the Internet do without you? It’s people like you, Denyse O’Leary and Cornelius Hunter that constantly remind the online evolution community how vigilant they need to be – if we don’t get on our game, things like this intriguing post on Evolution News & Views get by unchecked.
In “Jonathan Wells Hits an Evolutionary Nerve”, Casey [...]
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This is a post refuting part of the CreationWiki response to Talk.Origins’s “Index to Creationist Claims”. Click here for an introduction to this project. Quotes from CreationWiki are in red, while quotes from Talk.Origins are in blue.
Original Creationist Claim
Mutations only vary traits that are already there. They do not produce anything new.
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I’ve been having a few conversations/debates with a friendly person on Twitter by the name of Adam4004, who happens to be, of course, a Young Earth Creationist. Let me just tell you now, debating on Twitter is tricky: a maximum of 140 characters per message puts vast restrictions on what you can say at any one time.
Anyhow, a certain topic came up in a loose discussion involving both me and Adam4004, as well as two other Twitter users, askegg (from the website Godless [...]
» Continue reading ““The Origin of New Information at the Origin of Life and Beyond”, or “Why Twitter is Fun””
For those who read my blog regularly, you’d probably know that I love talking about gene duplications. These little beauties are fascinating errors in DNA replication that result in a extra copy of a gene being added to the genome of an organism. What this has to do with creationism, if you didn’t know, is that gene duplications are a great source of genetic information that creationists and intelligent design proponents seem to go on about in every second article that they post on the Internet. I’d [...]
» Continue reading “Journal of Creation: Does gene duplication provide the engine for evolution?”