EVOLUTIONIST SAYS EVOLUTION CAN’T EXPLAIN COMPLEXITY
to orthodox evolutionary thought because he says it can’t
properly explain how complex structures arise. He and others
want a revision or even a replacement of the standard theory of
evolution. His main objection is that evolution “largely avoids
the question of how the complex organizations of organismal
structure, physiology, development or behaviour—whose vari-
ation it describes—actually arise in evolution.”
Müller is convinced that molecules-to-man evolution is
true, but his “extended evolutionary synthesis” proposes that
variation is “more predictable and selection effects are less
directional” than previously argued.
While Müller’s reasoning is complex and not easily
summarized, it nevertheless shows that the more scientists
understand, the harder it becomes to explain the complexity
of life within the accepted framework … particularly when it
rules out—a priori—the Creator.
However, interpreting the facts within a biblical worldview (an accurate historical record) gives a better explanation
of the same issues Müller raises than interpretation based
on a secular, materialistic worldview (with its necessarily
Müller, G.B., Why an extended evolutionary synthesis is necessary, Interface
Focus 7:20170015, August 2017 | doi.org/10.1098/rsfs.2017.0015.
TURKEY BANS TEACHING EVOLUTION TO YOUNG STUDENTS
classroom by 2019. Evolution will be described in biology
textbooks as a “controversial theory” and students will not
be exposed to it until they start higher education. Although
Turkey has long been known as a secular state, the majority of
citizens are Muslims and, for some time now, the government
has been increasingly moving away from its secular tradition.
“Ninth grade students do not have the background to
discuss the ‘Origin of Life and Evolution’ section in biology,”
an education official said.
It’s a shame that governments in once-Christian countries
(‘the West’) don’t or won’t see how destructive this dogma is to
the health of students, and therefore the health of a nation, and
stop teaching evolution as fact to school children.
NEOnline | IR, Turkey removes Darwin’s theory of evolution from the school
curriculum, neweurope.eu, June 2017.
SLUGS INSPIRE STICKY SUBSTANCE
Ever tried to apply a plaster bandage to wet skin? It’s not easy. However, researchers recently developed a new adhesive that can stick to wet and dynamic surfaces, like wet skin, or a blood-covered organ. It is made up of two layers: a sticky
surface and a flexible base. The two layers working together stick better to wet surfaces compared with current adhesives.
It sticks in minutes, even when exposed to blood. It even works on organs as they move in the body. And in rats, tests have
shown it to have fewer complications than other adhesives.
The idea came from the slug species Arion subfuscus, found in North America
and western Europe. It can secrete yellow mucus that sticks really
well to the wet surfaces on which it often lives.
This adhesive is yet another in a long line of examples of
biomimetics: using God’s designs in the living world better
to understand the world and create better technology. See
Li, J. et al., Tough adhesives for diverse wet surfaces, Science 357:378–381, July 2017 |
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