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Evolutionists Rattled Over Battle for Earliest Animal

If the latest salvo in a long-standing Darwin debate hits, then the idea of evolution growing more complex with time suffers a big blow.

The Great Dinosaur Mix-up

Evolutionists seem to enjoy rearranging branches on the Darwin tree, not to find the truth, but to fool the public into thinking they're getting warmer.

Clever Critters

Small animals accomplish mighty wonders that require knowledge of advanced mathematics, physics and genetics.

Design of Life Update: Birds

Illustra Media’s Design of Life documentaries only began to explore the marvels of life. In this entry, we look at more wonders among birds. Eggs come in a variety of sizes and shapes, as shown in a rapid-fire series in the Illustra film. In an “Egg Mythbuster” piece, Phys.org explains why some eggs are pear-shaped. […]

Evolution for the Birds

Birds have not evolved as much as evolutionary theories about them have.

Evolution Deniers of the Non-Human Kind

Here are some fun animals and plants worth knowing about, not only for what they do, but for the pained expression they give Darwinians.

Big Science Loves ID – Sometimes

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

Bird Non-Evolution from Dinosaurs

Losing traits won't make a dinosaur fly, and other conundrums in the presumed dinosaur-to-bird evolutionary story.

Early Fossil Bird Feathers Were Modern and Colorful

The predicted gradual sequence from fuzz to flight remains mythical, as modern feathers show up too early for Darwin's comfort.

Dinosaur Pickles Its Brain

An unusual rock found on a beach is a dinosaur's fossilized brain, paleontologists say. How did a squishy thing turn to stone?

Darwinism as All-Purpose Fiction Plot

No scientific rigor needed. Just say "It evolved."

Silly Stories Demean Science

If science had an icon like the Statue of Liberty, she would be hanging her head in disgrace for what passes for science these days.

Smart Scientists Borrow Natural Designs

Scientists and engineers are back in school, learning from the best teachers: plants and animals.

Platypus Evolution "Remains a Mystery"

Evolution spectacularly fails to explain one of the planet's most intriguing animals.

You Can Trust Scientists (to Be Fallible)

With theory overturns like these, one gets to wonder about the privileged status of scientists in our culture.

Dino Extinction Story Is a Fable, Paleontologist Says

What they tell you on TV and in biology class about birds outlasting the dinosaurs has paltry little evidence.

Forcing Contrary Data into Evolution Stories

Some recent findings might raise the eyebrows of perceptive readers: "How does that support evolution?"

Fossils Sprout New Tales

When unexpected things turn up in the fossil record, evolutionists get out their storytelling playbook.

How Animals Keep Warm in Freezing Wetness

We shiver to think of going without heavy coats in snow, but snowshoe hares, gophers and birds look perfectly comfortable. What's their secret?

Built-in Brain Designs that Amaze Scientists

Here's a quick run-down of brain news that should make us stand in awe of the 3-pound mass inside our skulls.

Scientific Progress Needs Design, Not Darwin

Numerous papers advancing scientific knowledge rely on design principles, not evolutionary notions.

Bats Are Home-Run Flyers

You don't just put wings on a naked mole rat and make it fly. Bats are designed to be aero-bat-ic champions.

Instant Islands and Ecology

A new volcanic island near Japan recalls the rapid colonization of Iceland's Surtsey island in 1963.

Music Is a Human Thing

Many animals make sounds; birds and whales can sing; but there's nothing to compare with the human brain's capacity for music.

Is Animal Play Just an Evolutionary Survival Mechanism?

Yes, your dog enjoys play, say biologists, and so do birds, dolphins and many other kinds of animals. How did "having fun" evolve?

Animals Dying for Subsidized Energy Projects

Windmills and solar farms may be politically correct and environmentally trendy, but bats and birds disagree.

Can You Shrink a Dinosaur to Make a Bird?

A new research paper claims that birds emerged from a long process of dinosaur miniaturization. The news media loved it.

Dinosaur Extinction Story Becomes More Chancy

Why did dinosaurs die but birds and butterflies survive? The latest idea involves sheer dumb luck.

Wonderful Lives

Biologists continue to find unexpected wonders in living things.