Rethinking Fossils

March 13, 2017 in BirdsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursFossilsGeologyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyTerrestrial Zoology

Every time a new fossil turns up, a theory quakes. New evidence can subject a theory to the falsification test.

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Crinoid Pigment: 240 Million Years and No Evolution

February 19, 2015 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsFossilsGeologyMarine BiologyPhilosophy of Science

Pigments from crinoids fossilized in early Mesozoic strata are identical to modern counterparts.

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Intact Biomolecules Claimed to Be 350 Million Years Old

February 22, 2013 in Dating MethodsFossilsGeologyMarine BiologyPhilosophy of Science

The oldest recovered biomolecules have been found in crinoid fossils – but are they really that old?

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