Tag: biology

Plasmodium falciparum illustrates irreducible complexity by being slow to develop resistance to the quinines. Plasmodium falciparum illustrates irreducible complexity by being slow to develop resistance to the quinines.

Irreducible complexity

Irreducible complexity. That phrase gets a lot of attention in the creation-evolution debate, or the accident-design debate. As well it should. Irreducible complexity shows that life did not come about by accident, but by design. Recently the advocates for “intelligent design” claimed vindication. Now it’s time to review the concept.

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Life before earth requires panspermia Life before earth requires panspermia

Life before Earth – or with it

Recently two scientists showed an amazing mathematical chimera: life before earth. They think they showed that life began 9.7 billion years ago – four billion years after the universe began. They really showed that life could not have come from non-life. At least, not on earth. In the process they made the creation story far more likely than they might care to admit.

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Ancient sea predator: giant shrimp Ancient sea predator: giant shrimp

Sea predators on land: evidence of a Flood

Paleontologists have found sea predators on land, in the wrong layer. Only a cataclysmic Flood could have put them there.

The latest sea predators

The journal Nature has an article this week about the latest finding of sea predators on dry land. (See here and here.) Paleontologists (scientists who study ancient, extinct creatures that they find buried deep in shale, limestone, and so on) call these creatures anomalocaridids—literally, “abnormal shrimp.” They look like shrimp, but are giant-sized. Some of them measure a meter long. They had long limbs, bristling with spines, on their heads, and blade-like filaments across their backs.

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