Nota Bene Update

William Dembski on What “Information” Is What concept could be more fundamental to intelligent design theory than “information”? None, but what exactly does the word mean in the context that we use it? William Dembski explains.     His new book, Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information, is out this autumn but YOU STILL…

Wells: Membrane Patterns Carry Ontogenetic Information That Is Specified Independently of DNA

Membrane Patterns Carry Ontogenetic Information That Is Specified Independently of DNA Abstract Embryo development (ontogeny) depends on developmental gene regulatory network(dGRNs), but dGRNs depend on pre-existing spatial anisotropies that are defined by early embryonic axes, and those axes are established long before the embryo’s dGRNs are put in place. For example, the anterior-posterior axis in…

Kinesin Is A Molecular Machine

Kinesin may be viewed at 1:15 Flailing Blindly: The Pseudoscience of Josh Rosenau and Carl Zimmer Jonathan Wells: “But that’s not what the biological evidence shows. In fact, kinesin moves quickly, with precise movements, to get from one place to another. A kinesin molecule takes one 8-nanometer “step” along a microtubule for every high-energy ATP…

A Universe from Nothing?

  Here, William Lane Craig debates atheist Larry Krauss who holds the view that something may come from nothing thereby undermining the Cosmological Argument for the existence of a transcendent creator. Craig’s best point, in my view, was a reference to Columbia philosopher David Albert’s  point that Krauss equivocates on what is meant by “nothing”…