Stephen C. Meyer Philosopher of Science
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Ghost Nebula
Photo: Ghost Nebula, by NASA, ESA, and STScI/Acknowledgment: H. Arab (University of Strasbourg).

Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder Challenges the Evidence for Cosmological Fine-Tuning

Hossenfelder’s strongest argument is that many fine-tuning parameters cannot in fact be quantified. Read More ›
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The Cambrian Explosion and the Combinatorial Problem: Does Intelligent Design offer a plausible Account of Life’s Origins?

We count on scientists to tell us what they know and don’t know—not just what they want us to hear. But when it comes to the contentious issue of the evolution of life on earth, spokesmen for official science are often less forthcoming than we might wish. Read More ›
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Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria have a single polar flagellum

Advances in Biology Discredit Argument that Cooption Can Explain Irreducible Complexity

One of most popular attempts at explaining the flagellum via cooption was developed by Nicholas Matzke. Read More ›
Abstract variation on the theme of life originated in water 3.8 billion years ago
The origin of life on Earth. Abstract variation on the theme of life originated in water 3.8 billion years ago
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Evidence of Intelligent Design in the Origin of Life

Origin-of-life researchers want to explain the origin of the first and presumably simplest — or, at least, minimally complex — living cell. As a result, developments in fields that explicate the nature of unicellular life have historically defined the questions that origin-of-life scenarios must answer. Read More ›
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Lightning thunderstorm flash over the night sky. Concept on topic weather, cataclysms (hurricane, Typhoon, tornado, storm)
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Does Lightning-Fast Evolution Solve the Cambrian Enigma?

The authors of a paper in Current Biology present the problem of the Cambrian explosion — the rapid emergence of new forms of animal life — as it own solution. Read More ›
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Geological sample with small shells
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More on Small Shelly Fossils and the Length of the Cambrian Explosion

In my previous replies to Marshall's review in Science of Darwin's Doubt, I've responded to his critiques of the main argument of the book. Read More ›