Brilliant and Beautiful, but Wrong

A recent lecture I gave at Loma Linda University for the “Second Look Sabbath Seminars” of Dr. Paul Giem (Link) entitled, “Brilliant and Beautiful, but Wrong” (October 5th, 2019). Sometimes a scientific theory can appear to beautifully explain all or at least almost all of the data at hand.  Yet, upon closer examination, it can…

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A Whale of a Story

The proposed sequence of the fossilized remains of the evolutionary ancestors of modern whales has long been hailed as one of the clearest pieces of evidence of evolution in action – beginning some 50 million years ago (Ma) with land-dwelling hoofed animals (Mesonychids) and ending with modern whales.   First, let’s consider Pakicetus (pictured above).  In 1983, Philip…

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“A fond farewell to a brilliant and beautiful theory” – David Gelernter

David Gelernter is professor of computer science at Yale University, chief scientist at Mirror Worlds Technologies, and member of the National Council of the Arts – famed both for his specific scientific expertise, and for his cultural, political, and historical reflections, he’s also now a confessed skeptic of the Darwinian story of origins. While he…

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James Tour (Synthetic Organic Chemist) Critiques Abiogenesis

James M. Tour is an American synthetic organic chemist, specializing in nanotechnology. Tour is the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, and Professor of Computer Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas, United States. Dr. Tour is one of the world’s top synthetic organic chemists in…

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Viruses and Human Complexity

Viruses Required for Complex Life: The knee-jerk reaction when hearing the word “virus” is an almost universal negative reaction for most people.  After all, viruses are associated with a host of benign as well as severe sicknesses and diseases from the common cold to HIV and its associated autoimmune deficiency syndrome or AIDS. Yet, upon…

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