Big Science Loves ID – Sometimes

January 14, 2017 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionFossilsIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Despite institutional rejection of intelligent design, researchers are attracted to ID when it can make money, make them famous, or advance understanding of nature.

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Year-End Biomimetics Parade

December 31, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

What better way to end the year than a celebration of biomimetics, where fun and useful science never ends thanks to nature’s inspiring designs?

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What Good Is a Hairball?

December 7, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.

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Inspiring Life Tricks

November 14, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyGeneticsIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

These tricks are enough to make an inventor run to the patent office.

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Planning Your Next Revolutionary Invention

October 22, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

To innovate something people will want, follow the leader: the Creator of living creatures.

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Smarty Plants

October 21, 2016 in Amazing FactsBotanyCell BiologyIntelligent DesignPhysics

How can organisms stuck in the soil do so many amazing tricks?

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Inspiring Life Motivates Designers

September 17, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Here’s the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells.

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Latest Fossils: Dinosaurs, Whales and More

August 26, 2016 in Amazing FactsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursFossilsGeologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsPhilosophy of Science

Here’s a quick survey of news about fossils, including remains of some monstrous creatures and a tiny one, too.

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The Healing Powers of Nature

August 23, 2016 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyBotanyEducationHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMediaMind and BrainPolitics and EthicsTerrestrial Zoology

Independent studies celebrate the ability of nature to improve human health and well-being.

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Weekend Biomimetics Parade

August 20, 2016 in BiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyGeneticsHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Here’s a quick list of exciting news about how imitation of nature’s designs is leading to wonderful inventions.

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Radiation, Mistakes, and Assumptions

August 19, 2016 in AstronomyBotanyDating MethodsFossilsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsSolar System

Three news items about atomic radiation should cause us to beware of academic overstatement.

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Darwinism as All-Purpose Fiction Plot

August 13, 2016 in BirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeneticsHuman BodyMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainTerrestrial Zoology

No scientific rigor needed. Just say “It evolved.”

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Non-Darwinian Biological Change

August 11, 2016 in BotanyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsGeneticsHuman BodyMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Scientists find many examples of biological change that do not fit the mutation-selection paradigm.

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Sunflower Motion Is Complex

August 9, 2016 in Amazing FactsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsIntelligent DesignPhysics

They follow the sun, but how? Scientists are just finding out the mechanisms behind light tracking in sunflowers.

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For the Love of Trees

July 23, 2016 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsIntelligent DesignPhysics

You don’t have to be a proverbial tree-hugger to love trees and wonder at all the things they can do, and do for us.

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Celebrate Independence from Darwin

July 4, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

With so much great science news about design, who needs to maintain allegiance to King Charles?

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Flowers Create ‘Electric Landing Lights’ for Bees

June 14, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyIntelligent DesignTerrestrial Zoology

How do bees know which flowers to visit, and where on the flowers to land?

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Masters of Physics in Nature

June 8, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyGeneticsIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Plants and animals sometimes keep PhD physicists wondering how they do what they do.

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Want a Wood-Plastic Bowl for Your Wood Stew?

June 6, 2016 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyBotanyCell BiologyEducationHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Scientists are realizing that components of wood have many practical and healthful uses.

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Blue lupines in southern California

Peas and Prosperity

June 1, 2016 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyBotanyCell BiologyGeneticsHealthIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

A healthy plant community relies on natural mechanisms that agricultural scientists can tap into.

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