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Chemist and Foresight Author Marcos Eberlin: Diarrhea by Design

On a new episode of ID the Future, host Andrew McDiarmid talks with distinguished Brazilian scientist Marcos Eberlin, author of the Nobel laureate-endorsed Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose. Their subject is — of all things — diarrhea, the body’s surprisingly helpful (and sophisticated) system for flushing out the bad stuff. Download the podcast or listen to it here.

The system requires (and happily has) a support system for preserving the good stuff. But it’s an all-or-nothing system requiring great selectivity and fine-tuning. Evolutionist Jerry Coyne says blind evolution could have done it all. But Eberlin replies that a knowledge of the relevant chemistry and physiology strongly suggests otherwise.

Photo: Marcos Eberlin speaking recently in Dallas, Texas, by Chris Morgan.