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Did the Umami Taste Bud Evolve?

Evolutionary proof? "Umami taste receptors evolved with primates’ diets": a claim promising much, but delivering little.

Design of Life 2021 Update: Butterflies

Illustra Media's Design of Life series opened many eyes to natural wonders. Here's what's new about butterflies, featured in their film Metamorphosis.

Pterosaurs Defy Evolution

Flying reptiles appear suddenly in the fossil record; their diversification in size and shape astonishes paleontologists.

Fertilization Launches Zinc Fireworks

"Beautiful to see, orchestrated much like a symphony" – this is how a fertilized cell announces a new individual.

How Did Dragonflies Come By an Intercept Capability?

Dragonflies can track a prey, anticipate its future path, fly to a rendezvous point on that path and intercept it.

Darwinism Undermines Values

The Social Darwinists preached a dog-eat-dog society. What are Darwinists preaching today? The same thing.

Social Darwinists Are Mentally Unbalanced

New survey shows Darwinism’s supporters are mentally unbalanced — a conclusion that many of us felt was true before this study was done.

Sunflower Science Without Darwinism

Researchers do good work on sunflowers without descending into Darwinian storytelling   Is it possible to do biology without evolution? Can you even talk about fitness and reproductive success without attributing it to blind forces of nature? After all, healthy species do reproduce successfully, or else they would be extinct. Noting that does not require […]

Squirrels: Urban Sports Champions

A popular urban sport takes rapid eye-body coordination. Squirrels do it flawlessly every time.

Glass Sponges: Lessons from the Deep

How can a "simple" or "primitive" sponge surprise engineers with its optimal physics?

The Teaching Power of Nature

Scientists continue to find reasons for getting outdoors and observing the beauty of the world

How the Story Lost Its Just-So

When recast into more empirically rigorous language, Darwinian just-so stories become engineering design accounts.

Cell Biologists Describe a “Beautiful, Flawless Machine”

All life depends on the Kinetochore. It hasn't evolved for a "billion years."

On the Origin of Consciousness by Naturalistic Speculation

Consciousness, and how it evolved, is called the greatest mystery in the universe. After decades of research, it still baffles materialistic scientists.

Bird Flight Highlighted

A new release from Illustra Media combines some of its best clips on birds plus new material into a short film on flight.
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