Orphan genes — genes that are present in only one species, or a group of closely related species — are of particular interest to advocates of intelligent design.
Attacks by Christian theistic evolutionists have often followed the same patterns as those of their secular colleagues.
This is nothing short of a spectacular vindication of Stephen Meyer’s perspective in Darwin’s Doubt.
Protein folds show more flexibility than previously thought, but the flexibility appears designed. If it’s hard to get one fold to work, how about two in the same protein?
Douglas Axe is a protein scientist who has published work on the rarity of new protein folds by doing research on beta-lactamase enzymes.