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Engineering in Biology, and The Engineer


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In a new episode of Future IDs, host John West sits down with physicist and engineer Brian Miller to present to him the issues coming up at the Dallas conference on science and faith. Is the Bible against the pursuit of knowledge of the natural world, or for it? Are microevolutionary changes in various organisms systematically driven by random mutations and natural selection, or conversely, are some made possible by pre-programming within the organism, programming that gives the organism flexibility integrated to adapt to its environment, within certain limits? If living systems were deliberately designed, what was the quality of the engineer behind the living systems? What are the implications for the evolution/design debate? Furthermore, what does technical knowledge about optimization processes tell us about the ability (or inability) of unguided evolution to generate macroevolutionary change? Miller answers these and other questions. Download the podcast or listen to it here.

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