Blog Posts - Intelligent Design



Wonders of Creation: Almost Impossible Giant Plants in New Zealand

Ross lilies (Bulbinella rossii). Image courtesy of Twiddleblatt, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0). Joel Kontinen Ours is a planet where flora and fauna abound almost everywhere – in extreme cold and heat, and in the deep seas. Campbell I...
by Joel Kontinen on Dec 19, 2016

Superfast Machine Production: 100,000 Nanomachines Per Hour in Our Cells

Image courtesy of LadyofHats, public domain. Joel Kontinen Recent research has likened our cells to “miniature cities running at 100 per cent efficiency.” These cities and everything in them – including the tiny molecular motors dynein...
by Joel Kontinen on Dec 13, 2016

New Scientist: Thank Evolution for Fear

Inherited fear? Darwinians think so. Joel Kontinen Darwinists are fond of thanking evolution for all kinds of everything. Often, their explanations are more or less bizarre – often more –, as in “social living shrinks our brains.” C...
by Joel Kontinen on Dec 9, 2016

Tiniest Grazing Mammal Defies Darwinian Explanations

Pig-footed bandicoot (Chaeropus ecaudatus). Image courtesy of John Gould, public domain. Joel Kontinen The pig-footed bandicoot (Chaeropus ecaudatus) was last seen alive in the 1950s, but it still causes problems for orthodox Darwinian thinking.
by Joel Kontinen on Aug 31, 2016

Cuttlefish Can Count: Amazingly Intelligent Creatures Defy Darwinian Expectations

The common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis). Image courtesy of Hans Hillewaert, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0). Joel Kontinen Cuttlefish are cunning creatures. They can stop breathing to evade predators, and they are the true champions of steal...
by Joel Kontinen on Aug 29, 2016

A Not-So-Brainy Darwinian Brain Evolution Story

“Surprisingly complex interactions”: Image courtesy of US National Institutes of Health, public domain. Joel Kontinen The human brain is a Darwinian enigma. Evolutionists are baffled at its size and effectiveness. But it has also inspired...
by Joel Kontinen on Aug 15, 2016

The Toucan’s Beak: Intelligently Designed Thermoregulator

A toco toucan (Ramphastos toco). Image courtesy of Leon Petrosyan, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0). Joel Kontinen The toco toucan (Ramphastos toco) has an enormous beak, roughly one-third of its total length. Evolutionists have proposed at least...
by Joel Kontinen on Jul 14, 2016

Too Heavy to Fly? Darwin-Defying Design in Huge Pterosaurs

Intelligently designed for flight. Image courtesy of Hugo Salais López, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). Joel Kontinen Some pterosaurs were as big as giraffes. With a wingspan of 10–11 metres (32–36 ft.) they seemed to be too large and t...
by Joel Kontinen on Jul 10, 2016

Jumping Genes and “Alien DNA”: The Octopus Is Clever and Weird

Image courtesy of Albert Kok, Creative Commons, (CC BY-SA 3.0). Joel Kontinen When describing the octopus, journalists tend to run out of superlatives. A writer in Nature described it as an eight-legged marvel and another used the expressions o...
by Joel Kontinen on Jul 8, 2016

Car Evolution: Gross Misuse of the E-Word

This museum specimen did not evolve through a Darwinian pathway. Joel Kontinen An article recently posted in the UCLA Newsroom suggests that we can use evolution to explain “the ‘births’ and ‘deaths’ of every American-made car and tru...
by Joel Kontinen on Jul 2, 2016

Philosophy Wire: The “hand of God”…

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2016-07-01]: A scientific paper on the anatomy of the human hand, which was peer reviewed and published in the journal Plos One on 5 January, explored the link between the biomechanical architecture of the hand and it...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Jun 30, 2016

Clever Ants “Created An Elaborate Farming System 25 Million Years Ago”

A termite mound in Queensland, Australia. Image courtesy of Dale Eaton, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). Joel Kontinen The Bible describes ant as very industrious creatures. ”Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!” P...
by Joel Kontinen on Jun 26, 2016

Bumblebees Are Amazingly Smart: They Detect Weak Electric Fields with Their Mechanosensory Hairs

Bumblebees are amazingly smart. Image courtesy of Bernie Kohl, public domain. Joel Kontinen Small creatures can be surprisingly intelligent. Ants seem to be able to count. Honeybees might build a mental map and their waggle dance is truly ama...
by Joel Kontinen on Jun 14, 2016

Intelligent DNA Makes Use of Sound Waves And Quantum Mechanics

New research suggests that DNA is a lot more complicated than this. Image courtesy of Richard Wheeler, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). Joel Kontinen Gone are the old Darwinian days when parts of our DNA – and that of other organisms – were...
by Joel Kontinen on Jun 8, 2016

Intelligent Design in Us: Our Cells React Intelligently to Environmental Cues

Anatomy of a Cell. Image courtesy of BruceBlaus, Blausen.com staff. Blausen gallery 2014. Wikiversity Journal of Medicine, Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0). Joel Kontinen Our eyes focus automatically and adjust to gradual changes in light /darknes...
by Joel Kontinen on Jun 6, 2016

New Evidence of Design: The Supernatural Nanostructure of Our Teeth

Image source: Blausen.com staff. Blausen gallery 2014. Wikiversity Journal of Medicine. DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010, courtesy of BruceBlaus, Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0). Joel Kontinen It has become increasingly difficult to credit evolution or...
by Joel Kontinen on Jun 4, 2016

Complex Beauty in Sunflowers: Fibonacci Numbers and Even More Complicated Patterns Defy Darwinian Explanations

More complex beauty in sunflowers than we assumed. Image courtesy of Jon Sullivan, public domain. Joel Kontinen The more we get to know about nature, the more complex it appears to be. Think about sunflowers, for instance. Commenting on a recent...
by Joel Kontinen on May 21, 2016

New Mystery: “Sleeping” Trees Don’t Fit In Well With Darwin’s World

by Joel Kontinen on May 19, 2016

Fatty Darwinian Story: "Fat Tissue Evolved to Protect Us From Ourselves"

Fat hasn’t helped all apes evolve into humans. Joel Kontinen Evolution would be boring without a never-ending stream of new just stories that often contradict each other, but they do keep on making headlines across the popular media. Sever...
by Joel Kontinen on May 15, 2016

Evolutionists Are ”Vampirical More Than Empirical”

Gustave Doré: Hop-o'-My-Thumb steals the ogre's seven-league boots. Image courtesy of Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). While not a vampire, an ogre is obviously no more empirical than a vampire. Joel Kontinen I recently stumbled upon an intere...
by Joel Kontinen on May 4, 2016


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