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Butterfly Mystery Solved

Paul Nelson

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Mystery solved: the dill and parsley plants in our box garden are loaded with black swallowtail caterpillars. I guess I’m more of a biologist than I am a gardener, because I’m letting these guys have a chance to form their chrysalises and turn into gorgeous butterflies (like the one I posted yesterday). Dill and parsley are among the host plants of this species. Biology ROCKS.

Paul Nelson

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Paul A. Nelson is currently a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Master of Arts Program in Science & Religion at Biola University. He is a philosopher of biology who has been involved in the intelligent design debate internationally for three decades. His grandfather, Byron C. Nelson (1893-1972), a theologian and author, was an influential mid-20th century dissenter from Darwinian evolution. After Paul received his B.A. in philosophy with a minor in evolutionary biology from the University of Pittsburgh, he entered the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. (1998) in the philosophy of biology and evolutionary theory.

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