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Dallas Conference on Science and Faith

Held on the campus of Denton Bible Church, the conference will explore exciting scientific discoveries about the origin of the universe, the origin of life, and the development of biological complexity, as well as critique the scientific and cultural impact of Darwinism. Read More ›
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Your Witness, Mr. Johnson

Stephen Meyer reviews Phillip Johnson's seminal 1991 book Darwin on Trial for the 2006 book Darwin's Nemesis: Phillip Johnson and the Intelligent Design Movement. Read More ›
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The Best Brexit Strategy is to Leave First, and Then Deal

Last month, the European Union’s Council of Ministers voted to allow Britain another extension in its Brexit deliberations. Despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s “success” in negotiating this extension, her Conservative Party recently experienced massive losses in local council elections with more than 1,300 Conservative councillors losing their seats. 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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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 ›
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Cambrian Explosion, Burgess Shale, and More

Animal forms come and go, but what links them as “acts of mind” (as Agassiz put it) is a “continuity of ideas,” not, says Meyer, the physical continuity that Darwin asserted. Read More ›
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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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Not By Chance

Renowned British philosopher, Antony Flew, the Pope, the President of the United States and the Dalai Lama have each weighed in on the subject. But what is this theory of intelligent design? And why does it arouse such passion and inspire such apparently determined efforts to suppress it? Read More ›