Saturday, March 10, 2012

Programming of Life video

Recommended! More good material.  Denying design is most difficult nowadays. 

Thanks to the Programming of Life folks the full video is available online.  Teachers, look it over and ask the tough questions. 

"Programming of Life  is a 45 minute documentary created to engage our scientific community in order to encourage forward thinking. It looks into scientific theories “scientifically”. It examines the heavy weight theory of origins, the chemical and biological theory of evolution, and asks the extremely difficult questions in order to reveal undirected natural process for what it is – a hindrance to true science.
This video and the book it was inspired by Joe Miano (Programming of Life) is about science and it is our hope that it will be evaluated based on scientific principals and not philosophical beliefs." (courtesy of PofL website)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Epigenetics, Epigenetics and more epigenetics.

For some time I have been claiming that epigenetic inheritance is a problem for evolution.  Here we have Science Daily agreeing.This rapid ability to produce variation is in agreement with IDvolution.

From the article:  "The results suggest that domestication has led to epigenetic changes. For more than 70 % of the genes, domesticated chickens retained a higher degree of methylation. Since methylation is a much faster process than random mutations, and may occur as a result of stress and other experiences, this may explain how variation within a species can increase so dramatically in just a short time."

Inherited Epigenetics Produced Record Fast Evolution


Heritable genome-wide variation of gene expression and promoter methylation between wild and domesticated chickens