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Dr. Jonathan Wells: How Much of the Human Genome is Functional?

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Dr. Jonathan Wells about a recent article that claims that the human genome is full of useless, non-functional DNA. Dr. Wells explains the concept of “junk DNA,” and why there is such a stark disagreement between those who say our genome is at least 80% functional, and those who say it’s only 8.2% — and how we can know who to listen to.

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The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Jonathan Wells on the Icons of Evolution, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, hear the second part of Tom Woodward’s interview with biologist Jonathan Wells on The Universe Next Door. Dr. Wells continues to explain the icons of evolution and why much of what we hear about evolution is wrong. Listen in as they discuss Darwin’s finches, four-winged fruit flies, humans with tails, and more.

The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Jonathan Wells on the Icons of Evolution

On this episode of ID the Future, Jonathan Wells is on the Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward to talk about his popular book “Icons of Evolution.” Dr. Wells discusses how Darwinism has failed to explain how the basic building blocks of life could have arisen by purely materialistic methods — and why this is only the beginning of the theory’s problems. He also explains a recent study of his, published in BIO-Complexity, that finds that embryo development requires ontogenetic information that can’t arise by neo-Darwinian mechanisms.

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Jonathan Wells: Is There Biological Information Outside of the DNA?, pt. 4

On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Jonathan Wells continues his discussion with Casey Luskin about his recently published paper, “Membrane Patterns Carry Ontogenetic Information That Is Specified Independently of DNA.” In previous podcasts, Dr. Wells has shown that embryo development requires information carried by membrane patterns in embryonic cells. Today, Dr. Wells discusses what this means for our understanding of evolution.

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Jonathan Wells: Is There Biological Information Outside of the DNA?, pt. 3

On this episode of ID the Future, hear more from Dr. Jonathan Wells on his recently published paper, “Membrane Patterns Carry Ontogenetic Information That Is Specified Independently of DNA.” Dr. Wells explains how information is carried in the form of a bioelectric code, and how it differs from information in DNA.

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Jonathan Wells: Is There Biological Information Outside of the DNA?, pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Jonathan Wells continues his conversation with Casey Luskin about his most recently published peer-reviewed article, “Membrane Patterns Carry Ontogenetic Information That Is Specified Independently of DNA.” Listen in as Dr. Wells discusses the “sugar code,” a non-DNA form of information that is determined by complex patterns of sugar molecules on membrane surfaces.

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Jonathan Wells: Is There Biological Information Outside of the DNA?

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Dr. Jonathan Wells about his newly published article, “Membrane Patterns Carry Ontogenetic Information That Is Specified Independently of DNA.” In this first of a series of interviews, Dr. Wells gives an overview of his article, explaining why DNA information in an embryo can only do its job in the context of spatial information that is specified independently of it.

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Intelligent Design and Superman: Lessons from the New Movie “Man of Steel”

On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze and CSC Senior Fellow Dr. Jonathan Wells discuss the connections to intelligent design in the new movie Man of Steel. While the story of Superman may be fantasy, it centers on real scientific matters such as genetic manipulation and information storage inside the cell.

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Darwin on Trial 20th Anniversary: Paul Nelson & Jonathan Wells Pay Tribute

On this episode of ID The Future, two men influenced by Phillip Johnson’s 1991 book Darwin on Trial pay tribute. At a recent event celebrating Johnson’s impact, biologist and professor Dr. Paul Nelson says “the strongest cultural influence that the intelligent design community has had has been through its books – they change lives.”

Dr. Jonathan Wells, a cell and developmental biologist, credits Johnson with convincing him that the evidence for common ancestry, a pillar of Darwinian evolution, was so thin it was simply “applied materialistic philosophy.”

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