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The Venus Flytrap Takes a Bite Out of Darwinism

On this episode of ID the Future, Scotsman Andrew McDiarmid reads from Marcos Eberlin’s recent book Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose. In this excerpt, the distinguished Brazilian scientist highlights the challenge the Venus flytrap poses for evolutionary theory. Dr. Eberlin, the former president of the International Mass Spectrometry Association, describes the problem: The Venus flytrap, like all carnivorous plants, had no use for its insect-trapping function unless it also had an insect-digesting function. And vice versa. Did they really both evolve together? And how when there would be no functional advantage along much of the evolutionary pathway to the sophisticated finished system? Finally, how did this “evolutionary miracle” also happen in four other carnivorous plant Read More ›

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Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig: The Origin of Carnivorous Plants, Pt. 2

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his talk with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig, a retired biologist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany. Tune in as Dr. Lönnig discusses the origin and biology of carnivorous plants, and how evolutionary theory offers no clear explanation for the unique features of these plants.

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Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig: The Origin of Carnivorous Plants

On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Casey Luskin sat down with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig to talk about Dr. Lönnig’s direct area of specialty: carnivorous plants. Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig is a retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany.

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