Dennis Venema begins this series by summarizing a key Intelligent Design belief: that if we see specified information, we infer design because we are unaware of a mechanism that can bring about specified information in the absence of intelligence. In each subsequent part of the series, Venema shows why this argument is wrong. Venema presents evidence to show that natural mechanisms can, in fact, explain the origin of new information. He reminds his readers, however, that this does not in any manner exclude God from the process.
  • The Origin of Biological Information, Part 2: E. Coli vs. ID

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    The Origin of Biological Information, Part 2: E. Coli vs. ID | Dennis Venema

    An experiment with this level of detail might sound too good to be true, but one of exactly this sort has been going on since the late 1980s, studying the bacterium, E. Coli.  Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 6
  • The Origin of Biological Information, Part 3: CSI on Steroids

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    The Origin of Biological Information, Part 3: CSI on Steroids | Dennis Venema

    Bringing an ancient gene back to life starts with determining what its DNA sequence was. While researchers usually don’t have direct access to ancient DNA, we have the next best... Read More >

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  • The Origin of Biological Information, Part 4

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    The Origin of Biological Information, Part 4 | Dennis Venema

    Are all proteins so connected? If evolution has produced the diversity in protein form and function that we observe today, this pattern should be common. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 4 of 6
  • The Origin of Biological Information, Part 5

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    The Origin of Biological Information, Part 5 | Dennis Venema

    Far from being rare exceptions, multiple lines of genomics evidence point to new structures, functions and information being produced through natural means. Read More >

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  • The Origin of Biological Information, Part 6

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    The Origin of Biological Information, Part 6 | Dennis Venema

    ...a relatively small number of subtle genetic changes undergird the large biological differences we observe between humans and chimpanzees. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 6 of 6