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Body Diversity Threatens to Undermine Paleoanthropology

March 30, 2015 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsHuman BodyMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

People don’t all look the same today; body types vary tremendously. Why should we assume differently about the past?

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Secular Scientists Rely on Biblical Values

March 29, 2015 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionEducationHealthIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

It’s a material world, except when you need truth, justice, and the scientific way.

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Biomimetics Still Trending Up

March 28, 2015 in BiomimeticsBirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionEducationHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

The imitation of nature’s designs (biomimetics) is all the rage, and shows no sign of slowing down.

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Evidence-Based Cosmology

March 27, 2015 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCosmologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

From what we observe, we can draw inferences without the need to posit occult phenomena.

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Why Such Large Animals in the Fossil Record?

March 26, 2015 in Amazing FactsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursFossilsGeneticsMammalsTerrestrial Zoology

If size is a measure of evolutionary progress, things seem to have gone downhill since many fossils were deposited.

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Stone Tools Still Have Animal Residue

March 25, 2015 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsMammalsMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

Claimed to be half a million years old, stone tools found in Israel still contain traces of animal fat and vegetable matter.

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Animals Wonderful and Bizarre

March 24, 2015 in BiomimeticsBirdsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

The variety of living organisms on our planet is astonishing and often surprising. Here are a few examples that have come to light in news reports.

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Orbital Ice Age Theory Melts

March 23, 2015 in Dating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Orbital cycles do not cause ice ages, a new study suggests. Instead, the whole world experienced an ice age at the same time.

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When Darwinists Tolerate Faith

March 22, 2015 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Francis Collins gets tolerable coverage in the secular media for his brand of Christian faith. That’s not necessarily good.

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Save Your Eyes: Take a Hike

March 21, 2015 in HealthHuman Body

An epidemic of myopia is swamping Asian health care institutions. The cause could depend on what side of the front door you tend to be.

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Rethinking Evolution

March 20, 2015 in BirdsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionEarly ManGeneticsHuman BodyPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Evolutionary articles often say that new data will cause them to rethink evolution. Maybe they’re not thinking deeply enough.

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Geology Upset: Wind Carves Canyons Fast

March 19, 2015 in Dating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

According to a new study, wind carves canyons ten times faster than water. This has implications for theories on Mars and Earth.

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Why Birds Don’t Crash

March 18, 2015 in Amazing FactsBirdsDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignPhysics

A bird flying through a forest or city needs the reactions of a champion video gamer. It’s got the software to do it.

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More Attempts to Explain Chirality

March 17, 2015 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of Science

Despite the hype in some reports, the highly-designed experiments only underscore the problem for origin of life theories.

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How to Doubt a Consensus

March 16, 2015 in Darwin and EvolutionEducationMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

You don’t need to be a “denialist.” Just read the fine print in their own publications, and understand the limits of science.

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Sunday Inspiration

March 15, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Need inspiration? Look at designs in nature. Even secular scientists are getting inspired.

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The Politics of Happiness

March 14, 2015 in Bible and TheologyEducationHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Sometimes scientists get it right, and sometimes they get it wrong. Humans are too complex to fit pet theories, but even scientists can notice what works.

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Water Worlds Tempt with Life, Not Youth

March 13, 2015 in Cell BiologyDating MethodsGeneticsGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

More and more planets and moons are suspected of having liquid water, but what should be the logical implications?

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Fudging Evolution to Avoid Falsification

March 12, 2015 in BirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsHuman BodyMammalsMarine BiologyPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Evolutionary theory follows Finagle’s Rule #4: “Draw your curves, then plot your data.”

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Scientific Method Evolves

March 11, 2015 in CosmologyHealthPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

There is no scientific method. There are customary procedures that depend on the field; these are subject to mutation and artificial selection.

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