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Evolution | Another natural history museum spotlights unnatural events
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/13/15, 01:00 am

Rudyard Kipling published his famous “just-so” stories in 1902. Among them: How the Camel Got His Hump (a djinn punished a lazy one) and How the Leopard Got His Spots (an Ethiopian painted them). Kipling called them “just-so” because his daughter would happily fall asleep only if they were “just-so,” no variations. Children are natural conservatives.

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Nobel winners relied on inference of design for DNA repair discovery

Intelligent Design
by Dick Peterson
Posted 11/06/15, 08:50 am

The three scientists who won this year’s Nobel Prize for chemistry didn’t rely on intelligent design for their discovery of DNA repair mechanisms. But they made a design inference about genetic information, and that’s just as good, according to the Discovery Institute.

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California octopus points eight tentacles at an intelligent Designer

Intelligent Design
by Dick Peterson
Posted 9/29/15, 02:15 pm

Scientists sequencing the California two-spot octopus, a cephalopod mollusk, expected a genome closely related to other creatures in its Mollusca phylum, among them the giant squid, the cuttlefish, and the coiled shelled nautilus.

What they found was unlike any other creature on earth. Not exactly an alien, but certainly alien to standard expectations. And that posed a conundrum for evolutionary biologists hard-pressed to explain this amazing creature’s origins.

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