Research on Intelligent Design

To put together scientific advances from the perspective of Intelligent Design.

Friday, June 02, 2006

The Biggest Forensics Thus Far

I was told that Intelligent Design was very useful, not only to understand the probabilistic aspects of detecting design in nature, but also to study aspects related to the Science of Forensics. For that reason, I think that the biggest forensics thus far has been the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Are we going to be able identify the hand behind the whole operation?

Update, Lynn Margulis, AB, MS, PhD recently wrote: [Jan. 2010] [same in PDF, Feb. 2010]
An older statement by her:,86,0,0,1,0 [Aug. 2007]

My previous encounter with Lynn Margulis was at my Literature Review on "Putting Limits on the Diversity of Life" Part Four, Number 8 (20. Apr. 2004):

Biosystems. 1983;16(1):57-63. A test of the karyotypic fissioning theory of primate evolution. Stanyon R.“Karyotypic fissioning theory has been put forward by a number of researchers... Most recently, Giusto and Margulis (BioSystems, 13 (1981) 267-302)* hypothesized that karyotypic fissioning best explains the evolution...” “That hypothesis is tested here by comparing the G-banded chromosomes of humans and great apes with eight species of Old World monkeys” “...extensive karyological similarities are not in accordance with, or predicted by karyotypic fissioning. Apparently, karyotypic fissioning is an extremely uneconomical model of chromosomal evolution.”

* Full reference to Margulis's wrong hypothesis: Giusto, J.P., Margulis, L. Karyotypic fission theory and the evolution of old world monkeys and apes. Biosystems. 1981;13(4):267-302. Review.

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