Julie Borg

Julie is a clinical psychologist and writer who lives in Dayton, Ohio. She reports on science and intelligent design for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital.


Swimming bacteria defy Darwin

Science | New study unintentionally highlights irreducible complexity in nature
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/18/18, 03:25 pm

Tiny biological motors that give bacteria the power to swim possess a complexity that baffles scientists and undercuts Darwin’s theory of evolution. A recent study in Scientific Reports claims the existence of the motors shows evolution produces inevitable and creative ideas, terminology that sounds more like the work of God than of natural selection.

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Natural selection’s mixed-up marching orders

Evolution | Scientific evidence once again disproves Darwin’s theory
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/11/18, 04:04 pm

Natural selection predicts populations should show gradual improvement and increased fitness. But, time and again, scientific studies reveal the assumptions of evolutionary theory are just plain wrong.

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Stem cell delivery

Science | Amniotic fluid could offer a bountiful source of ethical stem cells
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/08/18, 12:24 pm

Scientists often use human embryonic stem cells for research because the cells can transform into almost any type in the body. The cells come with a significant ethical problem, though: Harvesting them results in the death of a human embryo.

Now researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a technique that allows doctors to harvest stem cells from amniotic fluid and convert them into embryonic-like cells that can grow into other types, including nerve, blood, and heart cells. Extracting the cells, called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), does not harm a baby.

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