Einstein’s Big Blunder

100 years ago, Albert Einstein published three papers that rocked the world. These papers proved the existence of the atom, introduced the
theory of relativity, and described quantum mechanics.

Pretty good debut for a 26 year old scientist, huh?

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“Bird Droppings on my Telescope”

The Big Bang theory was totally rejected at first. But those who supported it had predicted that the ignition of the Big Bang would have left behind a sort of ‘hot flash’ of radiation.

If a big black wood stove produces heat that you can feel, then in a similar manner, the Big Bang should produce its own kind of heat that would echo throughout the universe.

In 1965, without looking for it, two physicists at Bell Labs in New Jersey found it.

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Why the Big Bang was the most precisely planned event in all of history

If the universe had expanded just a little slower, the material would have dribbled out like big drops of water, then collapsed back where it came from by the force of gravity.

A little too fast, and you get a meaningless spray of fine dust. A little too slow, and the whole universe collapses back into one big black hole.

The surprising thing is just how narrow the difference is. To strike the perfect balance between too fast and too slow, the force, something that physicists call “the Dark Energy Term” had to be accurate to one part in ten with 120 zeros.

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“If you can read this sentence, I can prove God exists”

See this blog post I just wrote, that you’re reading right now?  This blog article is proof of the existence of God.

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New Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God

Today I introduce to you one of the most powerful science presentations I have ever heard.

I listened to Hugh Ross give this presentation on a tape while I was driving down Interstate 88 in Chicago one night. As I listened, light bulbs were firing off in my head all over the place.

So what’s the big deal about this? Here’s what you’ll discover as you listen:

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Evolution in 140 Characters or Less

#Evolution in 140 characters or less: Genes switch on, switch off, rearrange and exchange. Hybrids double; viruses hijack; cells merge; winners emerge.

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Karl Barth on Atheism

“Atheism too denies religion. It loves iconoclasm, the refutation of dogmas and moral emancipation. Its whole interest is in denial as such. Atheism is for this reason always artless. It fails to see that absolute denial has no meaning except against the background of a relative affirmation. Atheism lives by its negation and therefore is [...]

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Junk DNA & My Foot-In-Mouth moment

One day at work my boss Fred pulled me aside. Fred was NOT a happy camper:

“Perry, what did you say to the customer yesterday?”

Oh-oh. Must’ve done something wrong.

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The absolute friggin’ MIRACLE of “Junk DNA”

Let’s give Larry Moran the benefit of the doubt. Let’s say 90% of our DNA really is junk….

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Communication: Guest Blog by Richard Morgan

Inert matter just sits around minding its own business until physical laws act on it, disturbing its eternal siesta. Inert matter just wants to go on an all-expenses paid, eternal, one-way entropy trip.

Why can’t DNA just lie back and enjoy the show like all the other molecules?

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Everybody has faith

“On the whole, people are not unbelieving. Some people will believe anything, provided it is not in the Bible! Astrology, UFOs, fortune telling, luck, charms, and a thousand superstitions are as common in the university college as the housewife’s kitchen. Gullibility has never been so high.

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O Teorema da Incompletude de Gödel: A Descoberta Matemática Nº 1 do Século XX

  Em 1931, Kurt Gödel desferiu um golpe devastador nos matemáticos de sua época Em 1931, o jovem matemático Kurt Gödel fez uma descoberta-marco, tão poderosa quanto qualquer coisa que Albert Einstein desenvolveu. A descoberta de Gödel não se aplica somente à matemática, mas literalmente a todos os ramos da ciência, lógica e conhecimento humano. [...]

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The “God of the Gaps” Paradox

Whenever you’re having a discussion about God and science, someone will say, “There’s no possible way that “X” could have happened all by itself, therefore there is a creator.”

Invariably you hear this retort:

“Aw, that’s just a god-of-the-gaps argument.”

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“I don’t believe in evolution because there are so few transitional forms.”

I had a conversation with a guy who explains why he rejects Common Descent:

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Fundamentally Flawed Podcast

Jim Gardner interviews Perry Marshall for Fundamentally Flawed

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Atheist Richard Dawkins Appointed to Investigate UFO’s

HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA – NASA has announced their choice of evolutionary biologist, Dr Richard Dawkins to head the team that will be studying and analysing the UFO that landed intact in the Arizona desert six months ago.

Why Professor Dawkins?

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Conception to birth, visualized

Alexander Tsiaras is an artist and technologist. His work explores the unseen human body, developing visualization software that enables him to “paint” the human anatomy:

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Science Without Art; Art Without Science

“There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Neither is…

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James Shapiro – Evolution: A View from the 21st Century (Book Review)

The first book to explain how evolution actually works has now been written.

What most people think they know about evolution is 30 to 70 years out of date. The most popular books (even recent ones by very famous authors), sound as though the last five decades of scientific research never happened.

That’s a tall claim, I know. But James Shapiro’s new book “Evolution: A View From the 21st Century” is the first to spell it all out.

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Atheist to Christian: 180 Degrees in 10 Seconds

Meet my very special guest, Mr. Richard Morgan. For 25 years he was a card-carrying atheist and flaming Richard Dawkins fan. Born in the UK, living in France, he came to Chicago to tell this story.

Richard had a radical conversion experience in 2008. Not only did it rock his world, it incited a riot on the Dawkins Internet discussion board. Despite his mannerly approach, he was soon banished from the forum.

In this video, Richard tells you his strange yet wonderful story.

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Are the mutations that drive evolution random?

I’ve been corresponding with a professional scientist about randomness in biology. I told him that the Neo-Darwinian paradigm of “random mutation” is dead, and most people just haven’t gotten the memo yet. He asked me to offer citations from the literature showing that evolution is non-random. This is what I sent him: 1. Genomic evolutionary [...]

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James Shapiro Video: Evolution in the 21st Century

James Shapiro is a leading advocate of “A Third Way” – an alternative solution to the dreary Creationism vs. Darwinism debate. He was friends with the eminent scientist Barbara McClintock who won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of Mobile Genetic Elements.

Shapiro discovered Mobile Genetic Elements in bacteria and in many ways has carried on McClintock’s work. In this video, he outlines a half dozen major mechanisms of biological evolution. He also discusses the questions that are raised by 21st century research:

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Radical Atheist Conversion + Evolution 3.0

On Saturday May 7 I’m hosting a free 2-part presentation with Q&A: Evolution, Design and Atheism. It’s in Oak Park Illinois 1:30-3:30pm.

You’re invited.

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Evolution in Sharp Focus: Lucent Technologies

Perry Marshall’s Biological Evolution talk at Alcatel-Lucent: Recorded live at Lucent’s Corporate Engineering Center, Naperville Illinois, April 14 2011. This is my 3rd biology talk at Lucent. This time I focus on…

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Romans 1: Yes, You Can Take It Literally

Romans is St. Paul’s grand case for Christian theology. It’s a bulwark of logic and argument. Every great theologian has written extensively on Romans. Paul offers stern words in the first chapter:

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Engineering Insights of Bugs, Geckos and Robots

Robert Full is a professor at the University of California-Berkeley. He studies cockroach legs and gecko feet. His research is helping build the perfect “distributed foot” for tomorrow’s robots, based on nature’s engineering.

In this video he describes the remarkable features of insect and animal legs, and shows you a robot built based on these same principles:

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TalkOrigins’ Misrepresentations of Werner Gitt and Information Theory

Werner Gitt’s book In The Beginning Was Information is superb and provided the initial inspiration for all I have done with Information Theory. I owe Werner Gitt a debt of gratitude for producing one of the most clear and profound science books I’ve ever read.

The thesis of Gitt’s book is that Claude Shannon’s information theory directly implies design in biology because the existence of language is always preceded by intelligence. Gitt connects this to John 1:1:

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The Purpose of the Appendix: New Research

For years, scientists believed that the appendix served no purpose, and wondered why it was even present in the human body. Surgeons removed them regularly, and it seemed to have no ill effects on the health of patients.

This has often been held out as proof that evolution is a mindless, unguided process.

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Richard Feynman on Science and Religion

Physicist Richard Feynman was a notorious researcher and blazing personality in the history of science.

He’s known for his work on the atomic bomb, for creating a visual representation of subatomic particles, and pioneering work in quantum computing.

My friend Paul Cook sent me this quote by Dr. Feynman:

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What Craig Venter’s Synthetic Cell Says About the Origins Debate

“I couldn’t find any referral to the the Craig Venter Institute’s recent achievement.

“Some atheists regard it as another blew to Christianity but in my view it is another scientific achievement that supports Perry’s hypothesis. It proved beyond doubt that DNA is a code . It also proved that DNA is able to code for any type or form of information. It is even able to store the names of the names of the relevant researchers etc…

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The Mathematics of DNA

In the 1940′s, the eminent scientist Barbara McClintock damaged parts of the DNA in corn maize. To her amazement, the plants could

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Intelligent Bacteria: Cells are Incredibly Smart

For years I just sort of assumed that cells were self-reproducing blobs of protein. Maybe you did too. Turns out they’re way smarter than that. You will be amazed at this video. Bonnie Basler from Princeton University gives a beautiful talk on how bacteria communicate with each other by making words out of molecules:

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Evolution: The Untold Story, Part 1

There are two kinds of evolution:

1) There’s the version that you read about in the bookstore. It’s two-thirds science fiction.

2) Then there’s the version that PhD biologists, cancer researchers and genetic engineers use to do their jobs.

The two are entirely different.

Popular books tell you evolution works like this:

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Talking Purpose interview with Michelle Vandepas

This video conversation takes some interesting twists and turns about theology, new age thought and the possibility of alien beings.

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The New Atheism, Genesis 2 & Symbiogenesis

10 questions the New Atheists have no answer for; A Christian Case for Evolution; Genesis and Symbiogenesis; and a new way of looking at Genesis 1 and 2.

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7 Biology Myths No Electrical Engineer Would Ever Tolerate

As an Electrical Engineer I am utterly appalled at the intellectual slop that passes for science in biology. Engineers would lose their jobs in droves if they tolerated the mushy thinking and lack of rigor that is routine in biology.

Today: 7 Urban Legends Biologists Believe…. but an Engineer Would Know Better:

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A Closer Look at Genesis 1

Two groups of people insist that Genesis and modern interpretations of science are incompatible: Secularists and Young Earth Creationists. These two camps have done great damage to the credibility of scripture. But today I would like to suggest to you that there’s a Third Way.

A modern literal interpretation of Genesis 1 matches modern cosmology, geology and the fossil record… exactly.

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“Sitting on the Fence”

A guy named “SittingOnTheFence” is hovering between belief and non-belief. He asks me some GREAT questions. He says: “The problem is that for every great argument that you make, there are 3 that can be made AGAINST the existence of God. There will really be no way to end this debate EVER. Well, maybe if [...]

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The Iron Curtain of 2010

The Berlin Wall in East Germany fell on November 9, 1989, after 28 years of isolation. When the dominoes of communism began to fall, the speed at which they tumbled was amazing.

Today, Darwinism is in the same place in 2010 as communism was in 1986. It’s wheezing like a dying animal. Flailing wildly. Draining limited resources defending itself against attackers. It’s barely able to feed its own people, let alone advance useful scientific theories of its own.

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Gödel’s Incompleteness: The #1 Mathematical Breakthrough of the 20th Century

In 1931 a landmark discovery was made by the great mathematician Kurt Gödel. It is probably as important as anything Einstein’s theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

It not only applies to mathematics but literally all branches of science and human knowledge. It has truly earth-shattering implications.

Oddly, few people know anything about it.

Allow me to tell you the story.

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Testable Hypothesis for Intelligent Design, Pt 4

A Counterpart to the Anthropic Principle: The Genome Intelligence Principle

In astronomy we have the Anthropic Principle, which is both an observation and a hypothesis that the universe appears to be fine tuned to support life.

I postulate a Genome Intelligence Principle. It is analogous to the Anthropic Principle, as it both observes and presupposes a higher level of order than mere laws of physics or chance would allow.

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Testable Hypothesis for Intelligent Design, Pt 3

Earlier I proposed that evolution is driven by a “Mutation Algorithm.” I said the Mutation Algorithm is the highest software layer in DNA and it explores evolutionary pathways by testing new features (fur, skin patterns, claws, limbs, wings) like switching out blades on a Swiss Army Knife.

I explained why Junk DNA is one of the most backwards theories in the history of modern science.

I said that the “random mutation” theory of evolution is an anti-scientific proposal which fails to presume underlying order and teaches us nothing.

Today I continue with the implications of turning Darwinism on its head and assuming DNA operates top-down not bottom-up:

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Origin of life debate, the English Way

I recently joined atheist Peter Hearty in a UK radio debate on the origin of life.

This was broadcast on the British radio programme “Unbelievable.”

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Testable Hypothesis for Intelligent Design, Pt 2

3% of our DNA codes for proteins. For many years nobody knew what the other 97% was for.

Since the 1970′s, that other 97% that wasn’t understood has been called “Junk DNA.”

(If I only had a dollar for every guy who has sent me an email that said, “OK Perry, then if DNA is designed how come 97% of my DNA is junk? Huh? Answer me that!!!”)

Today’s hypothesis is very simple:

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Testable Hypothesis for Intelligent Design, Part 1

A common misconception is that Evolution and Intelligent Design is an either/or proposition.

Today I’m going to tie the two together in an elegant way and show that they compliment each other beautifully.

A common criticism of Intelligent Design is that it produces no testable hypothesis.

Today I’m going to lay that accusation firmly to rest with a whole series of predictions about what evolution research will show us in the next 3 to 20 years.

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A New Theory of Evolution

What if evolution were true, but it wasn’t quite like Darwin said?

What if there were a new evolutionary model that could explain why fossils show almost no change for millions of years…. then suddenly the Cambrian Explosion: Thousands of new species emerge intact, virtually overnight.

What this new theory pointed the way to new innovations in artificial intelligence and adaptive computer programs?

What if “Evolution vs. Design” wasn’t an either/or proposition – but both+and?

What if, instead of arguing endlessly about fossils, we could precisely track evolutionary history with the precision of 1′s and 0′s?

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The most famous, passionately argued, longest-running debate

In June 2005 I delivered my lecture “If you can read this I can prove God exists” and posted it on my website.

Today, I have to thank a brotherhood of evangelical atheists for making it world-famous.

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My Bell Labs – Lucent Technology Lectures

In July 1948, Claude Shannon of Bell Labs published his seminal paper “A Mathematical Theory of Communication.” This is THE definitive work on engineering communication theory. It laid the groundwork for the information age we live in today.

59 years later, in April 2007, I gave a lecture to 120 engineers at Bell Labs, which is now a division of Alcatel-Lucent Technology in Warrenville, Illinois. These engineers design servers, software, data networks, fiber optic equipment, microwave stations, and devices for cell phone and Internet communication.

These guys tracked perfectly with every point. They knew…

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The Atheist’s Riddle, Part 2: Two Kinds of Things & The Infinite Chasm

There is a giant chasm in the world that 99% of people never notice.

After today, you will suddenly see that chasm with crystal clarity. From now on, the way you see the entire world will never be the same.

On side 1 of the chasm is:

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Design in the Universe + Evil + Suffering=???

I got a candid question from a reader named Jon:

“I’m curious on how you can see “design” in nature, based on your logic.

How does this line of reasoning explain pain, suffering and natural disasters?

Why design a world that is constantly cooling and erupting with violent events that kill millions of innocent people?

What about our fear of pain and death? If God was real, then he has no fear of death or pain and yet he created beings that must suffer this fate. What does that say about him?

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