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Scientists Blind to Their Failings

Scientism sounds appealing in theory. In practice, human scientists fall short of its ideals of enlightenment, progress and understanding.

Piltdown Forger Fingered

One man committed the greatest hoax in the history of anthropology, but others are not so easily exonerated for believing it.

Secular Anthropology Fails Consistently

By assuming long ages and by underestimating human creativity and mobility, evolutionary anthropologists keep getting surprised by evidence.

Neanderthal Genes: Evolutionists Surprised at How Wrong They Were

A substantial amount of Neanderthal genes in a modern human skeleton is not what they had predicted.

How the Scientist Got His Just-So Story

A case of scientific racism? An anthropologist studied living Kalahari Bushmen for clues to the evolution of cognition.

Anthropologists Abuse Students on the Job

A shocking percentage of male anthropologists sexually abuse their female students, a new report says.

Laughing Matters

Why is it that scientists need to investigate "the evolutionary origins" of anything humans do?

What's Up with Alley Oop?

Here are some recent stories about human evolution. Some might deserve to be in the comics.

Objectivity of Science Undermined

Science has no boast if not objective. It is objectivity that supposedly sets science apart from all other modes of inquiry: following a “scientific method” that guarantees objective truth about the natural world. Results are reported in peer-reviewed journals that weed out mistaken ideas. After publication, other scientists can replicate any published results, making science a self-correcting process that refines its objectivity over time. Most insiders and philosophers know that the picture is highly flawed, but the vision persists that science is objective. Recent articles raise awareness of some of the problems with the portrayal of scientific objectivity.

Of Minds and Men

It takes a mind to know one. Can cognizant, sentient minds evolve from slime? Most of the secular science press takes it for granted. Here’s a journey into storybook land, where imaginative reporters see visions of slime climbing out of the mud to look back at an unobservable history of matter becoming mind.