In this three part series, Kathryn Applegate explores the structure and operation of the bacterial flagellum which is often described in depth by ID proponents. Although it is an extraordinary natural machine, ID supporters speak about it in misleading ways that suggest special intervention over evolution. However, she explains that self-assembly is an outcome of natural laws that direct life.
  • Bacterial Flagellum: Appearances Can be Deceiving

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    Bacterial Flagellum: Appearances Can be Deceiving

        For many decades, the exquisite structure and function of the bacterial flagellum was unappreciated outside the scientific community. ID leader Michael Behe has chan... Read More >

    PART 1 of 3
  • Self-Assembly of the Bacterial Flagellum: No Intelligence Required

    | Kathryn Applegate
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    Self-Assembly of the Bacterial Flagellum: No Intelligence Required | Kathryn Applegate

        Despite the strong appearance of special design, most scientists, myself included, believe the evidence points to a gradual development for the bacterial flagellum. ... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 3
  • Bacterial Flagellum: Assembly vs. Evolution

    | Kathryn Applegate
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    Bacterial Flagellum: Assembly vs. Evolution | Kathryn Applegate

        While scientists frequently liken the cell to a factory that produces complicated machines, they rightly recognize the limits of the comparison. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 3