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ID Inquiry: Jonathan Wells on Codes in Biology

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On an episode of ID the Future, hear a new installment of our series “ID Inquiry,” in which ID scientists and scholars answer your questions about intelligent design and evolution. Here, Discovery Institute biologist Jonathan Wells explains the concept of codes in living things — there are five besides the genetic code (epigenetic, RNA splicing code, sugar code, membrane code, bioelectric code), which carry biological information and determine cellular activities, especially embryo development.

Dr. Wells explains how these codes impact the debate over neo-Darwinism (a big problem) and intelligent design (providing powerful confirmation of the design hypothesis). For more on codes in biology, read Dr. Wells’s paper, “Membrane Patterns Carry Ontogenetic Information That Is Specified Independently of DNA.” The Summary and Implications section on page 14 gives an overview. Got a question of your own? Email us at editor@evolutionnews.org.

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