Intelligent Design

Go to the ant

Science | Insects show researchers how to sample data
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/02/20, 04:35 pm

Creation continues to provide models for scientific progress—this time in the behavior of ants. Researchers at the University of Bristol in England investigated how rock ants, living within a vast social complex, forage for food, water, nesting sites, and other needs so efficiently. As they explored the cracks and crevices of rocks, the ants seemed to somehow communicate with one another to indicate which trails were dead ends. The scientists thought the principles underlying the ants’ secret could help with computer sampling techniques.

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Devolution, not evolution

Books | The inadequacy of Darwinism can be found at the molecular level
by Michael Behe
Posted 6/13/20, 12:31 pm

Two decades ago, in Darwin’s Black Box, Michael Behe flipped the conventional understanding that the evolutionary battle is one of science vs. faith. He showed scientifically that macro-evolution is a satisfactory explanation only for those who are true believers in the words of a 19th-century prophet. Now, in Darwin Devolves, Behe highlights new scientific discoveries that show how Darwin’s mechanism works by breaking down genes: devolution, not evolution.

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Illustration by Jeffrey J. Smith

Are we decadent?

Q&A | The West is highly prosperous—and a sense of futility pervades it all
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/07/20, 04:55 pm

Ross Douthat, 40, has for 11 years been a rarity: a conservative and pro-life New York Times columnist. On Feb. 14, before the coronavirus became a major preoccupation, I asked him about ideas in his new book, The Decadent SocietyHere are some edited and tightened excerpts.

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