How Darwin took on Intelligent Design

Randerson, James
November 2012
New Humanist;Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 127 Issue 6, p10
Academic Journal
In this article, the author discusses the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin, an English naturalist. He believes that Darwin anticipated the Intelligent Design, which he believes to be an incarnation of religious objection. An example of bacterial flagellum is taken to explain the complexity of evolution in organisms. It also informs that components of flagellum such as proteins take up different jobs at different places in the body.


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