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Without defining “design,” Wells asserts that “many features of living things appear to be designed.” Then he contrasts natural selection (undirected) with design (directed), apparently attempting to return to the pre-Darwinian notion that a Designer is directly responsible for the fit of organisms to their environments. Darwin proposed a scientific rather than a religious explanation: the fit between organisms and environments is the result of natural selection. Like all scientific explanations, his relies on natural causation.
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Use of Web 2.0 tools in teaching & learning: Specifically, researching the use of social network sites for language learning by college ESL students.
Evolution response to Michael J. Behe By Kenneth R. Miller
Figure 2. Romanesco broccoli or Roman cauliflower. The number of spirals on the head of Romanesco broccoli is a Fibonacci sequence. It is an example of the Fibonacci numbers in nature.
Intelligent Design position statement By William A. Dembski
Another grid very similar to the Fibonacci spiral is the √2 rectangle. It is easily identified in international standards for paper sizes (Figure 6) known and adopted worldwide. When a rectangle is divided in half, the same ratio of width-to-height as the original √2 rectangle is maintained.
Evolution response to William A. Dembski By Robert T. Pennock
Since the Renaissance, the golden ratio has attracted the attention of many experts from various fields – biologists, artists, architects, mathematicians, musicians, historians, psychologists, and even mystics. It has worked as a source of inspiration since its proportions are considered aesthetically pleasing. The golden ratio is intimately connected to another mathematical concept, the Fibonacci sequence. This expresses a logarithmic spiral (Figure 1) where a harmonious and logical grid is immediately identified by designers. This grid has been used for centuries. The golden ratio, often called the golden section, is one of the most mysterious numbers that exist in nature and it is considered the key to the secret of beauty of the known world (Figure 2). Due to its interesting properties, it has been used in the analysis of financial markets, in web design (Figure 3), in the construction of buildings (Figure 4) and even in the composition of the world’s most admired paintings (Figure 5).