Intelligent Design
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Starling dance spins a tale of design

Intelligent Design | Researchers miss the obvious in study of synchronized bird flights
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/13/17, 03:11 pm

The perfectly choreographed movement of thousands of starlings as they swoop and billow across the sky, almost like a single organism, is spectacular to see and a perfect example of well-planned design. Scientists have marveled for years at how the birds can twist and turn in perfect unison, without one single bird crashing into another.

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Scientists marvel over ear’s intricate design

Intelligent Design | Researchers studying the detection of localized sound discover precise and complicated process
by Julie Borg
Posted 6/15/17, 11:07 am

For most of the day, our ears and brains work together to tell us what direction the sounds we hear are coming from. A mother immediately looks in the direction of a crying child because her brain has localized the sound and can tell exactly where her child is. It happens so automatically she doesn’t even think about it. But the process of sound localization has been a mystery to researchers, until now. 

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Have octopuses outsmarted Darwin?

Intelligent Design | Discovery of invertebrates’ RNA editing ‘demolishes’ evolutionary theory
by Julie Borg
Posted 4/13/17, 11:33 am

Hank, the lovable, grumpy red octopus in Pixar’s Finding Dory, could escape from his tank, change color and shape, carry Dory around in a cup, and drive a truck. His real-life counterparts may not be quite as accomplished, but they are some of the most intelligent of all invertebrate life.

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