Beacons Signs of Intelligence

William Dembski

In No Free Lunch, William Dembski shows that blind natural processes, such as the Darwinian mechanism of natural selection and random variation, are incapable of generating biological structures like the bacterial flagellum.

This has revolutionary implications for the natural sciences. Dembski’s research shows that nature is not ruled by unbroken natural laws, but rather that intelligence is a fundamental creative force in nature.

The Bacterial Flagellum (e. coli)

  • Water-cooled rotary engine
  • Driven by proton motive force
  • Operates at 6,000 to 17,000 rpm
  • Can reverse direction within 1/4 rotation
  • Runs in forward and reverse
  • Can self-assemble & repair
  • Only 20 nanometers wide

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