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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Underwater Forest Discovered: How Old?

July 9, 2013 in Amazing FactsBotanyDating MethodsFossilsMarine Biology

Sixty feet down in Gulf waters off the coast of Alabama, stumps of an old cypress forest have appeared.  How can they be 52,000 years old when the wood still smells like cypress? The discovery was reported by Live Science.  It includes a five-minute video tour of the area which the discoverers are keeping secret […]

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More Reasons to Doubt Scientific Pronouncements

February 11, 2012 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsEarly ManGeneticsGeologyIssuesMicrobiologyOriginsPhilosophy of SciencePhysical Science

It’s unsettling to hear scientists say that long-held beliefs might be wrong, but that’s the nature of science. Scientific “findings” are tentative, not absolute. Some see this as a strength of science, but unless actual progress is demonstrated, that strength is called into question. Recent news casts doubt on various scientific methods and beliefs that had been trusted for a long time.

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