ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

Metamorphosis Video Exclusive: Dr. Ann Gauger Discusses Limits of Natural Selection

Ann Gauger
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In this special video edition of ID The Future, Dr. Ann Gauger, senior research scientist at Biologic Institute, discusses why natural selection is unable to account for the many changes that occur during butterfly metamorphosis. According to recent research, as many as six or more steps are required to change the function of just one protein. How does this relate to the numerous physical, hormonal, and cellular changes required to turn a larva into a butterfly? What would coordinate all these changes to ensure a successful transformation? Watch this compelling video clip, not available anywhere else, to find out!

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Ann Gauger

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Dr. Ann Gauger is Director of Science Communication and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture, and Senior Research Scientist at the Biologic Institute in Seattle, Washington. She received her Bachelor's degree from MIT and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington Department of Zoology. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, where her work was on the molecular motor kinesin.
Natural Selection