Future Tech of the Past

Why our best technology is still far behind living systems             What if nanotechnology could design microscopic machines? That is the goal of many engineers in this burgeoning field. Need to deliver molecules to specific locations within your cells? Sure. Need to create microscopic engines to propel miniature machines around in the body? Of course.Continue reading “Future Tech of the Past”

The Bioethics of Stem Cells

Is it morally acceptable to use embryonic tissues to cure diseases? I. Introduction             The use of embryonic stem cells in medicine has quite often promised incredible breakthroughs and nearly miraculous cures of numerous diseases like diabetes, MS, and many others. The industry has drawn billions of dollars in support of this research with theContinue reading “The Bioethics of Stem Cells”

The Myth of Evolutionary Homology

How evolution’s greatest strength shows its ultimate weakness              It is almost certain that the majority of people educated in America have seen it: the image in their biology or anatomy classes that compares the structural anatomy of a human hand with a bat’s wing, a horse’s leg, and a cat’s paw. Mapped outContinue reading “The Myth of Evolutionary Homology”

The Origins of Complex Specified Information

“DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.” ― Bill Gates, The Road Ahead             For many, the debate over the origins of life has been settled. It is often assumed that Charles Darwin rendered unnecessary any arguments that the complexity of life needed to be explained by somethingContinue reading “The Origins of Complex Specified Information”

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