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Trap-Jaw Ants Pose Trick Question

Research into varieties of trap-jaw ants leads to philosophical questions about mechanisms of evolution vs design.

How Wood Is Made

  Arboreal Artistry: The Amazing Talents of Wood Forming Cells  By Margaret Helder As the major component of trees, wood seems useful and even beautiful in finished products, but scarcely biologically dramatic. Yet recent research on the development of wood portrays an elaborate ballet which proceeds inside young developing xylem cells. This performance culminates in […]

Living Fossils: The Horseshoe Crab Story

Living fossils pose significant challenges to Darwinian theory, even with genomes available. The horseshoe crab is a prime example.

Celebrate ENCODE III and the demise of ‘Junk DNA’

An international genome survey finds that vast quantities of non-coding DNA are transcribed and probably functional, not 'junk' as evolutionists had thought.

Diatoms Defy the Evolutionary Endosymbiosis Theory

Here's why endosymbiosis cannot explain diatoms – or anything else.

Evolution of Vascular Plants a Kaleidoscope, Not a Tree

It takes effort to rearrange pieces from a kaleidoscope into a tree, but evolutionists do that with the "evolution" of vascular plants.

Previous Tetrapod Ancestors Fell Flat, Too

  Fame and Fortune (cont.): What constitutes a sister taxon to tetrapods? By Margaret Helder, PhD (continued from yesterday) Ever since Prof. Edward Drinker Cope identified a lobe finned fish called Eusthenopteron from Miguasha in Quebec, as a promising ancestor of four footed animals, the question arose as to what features in a fish would […]

Latest Tetrapod Ancestor Can’t Stand Up

In a two-part entry, Dr Margaret Helder examines the latest candidate fossil for ancestor to all land vertebrates.

Plant Ancestry: Where Are the Lines of Descent? – Part 2

In Part 2, Dr Helder explores major differences in land plants from other plants that pose challenges to evolutionary ancestry.

Plant Ancestry – Where are the Lines of Descent? – Part 1

A botanist explains why the unique characteristics of land plants defy common ancestry by a Darwinian process.

Flip Flops in Plant Ancestry

Are green algae the ancestors of all land plants? Do paleontologists even know that these fossils are green algae?

Bad News for Plant Origins

To find an ancestor for plant photosynthesis in red algae, evolutionists have to imagine a series of spectacularly improbable events.
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