Scientism Fails Another Defense

March 12, 2017 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

A physicist’s latest attempt to justify scientism reveals a deplorable ignorance of history, logic and philosophy of science.

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Crazy Convergences Distort Darwinism

February 9, 2017 in Amazing FactsBirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursDumb IdeasMammalsMarine BiologyMediaPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Get a load of this: Darwinians claim that complex features arose independently multiple times by an unknown process called “convergent evolution.”

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Fossil Flaw Tosses Years of Evolutionary Research

October 26, 2016 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEducationFossilsGeologyMediaPhilosophy of Science

Fossils may be real, but the methods used to analyze them have come under fire, with implications for Darwinian theory.

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Evolution: A Theory in Constant Revision

October 10, 2016 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasFossilsGeneticsGeologyMarine BiologyPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Darwinian evolution survives by constant patching of weaknesses in its web of belief.

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Darwinism Evolves to Elude Falsification

August 29, 2016 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeneticsMammalsPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

The flexibility of Darwinian stories can be seen in two recent escape mechanisms.

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Media Perpetuates Lazy Thinking

July 27, 2016 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsHuman BodyMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Lazy reporters don’t do their homework, two critics in different fields complain.

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You Can Trust Scientists (to Be Fallible)

July 5, 2016 in Bible and TheologyBirdsDinosaursHealthHuman BodyMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

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

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Cosmologists Need New Physics

April 14, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologyDumb IdeasMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

More new observations don’t fit current cosmological theory.

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Rock Art Is Not a Pterosaur

August 29, 2015 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

When new information falsifies your hypothesis, you accept it and move on. Darwinians need to learn that, too.

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Pluto Is Young

July 15, 2015 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

The New Horizons science team is stunned by surface features on Pluto and its large moon Charon that cannot be billions of years old.

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Genetic Evolution Falsified

May 22, 2015 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeneticsHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Hundreds of your genes work just fine in yeast and plankton, after supposedly a billion years of evolution separating us.

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Fudging Evolution to Avoid Falsification

March 12, 2015 in BirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsHuman BodyMammalsMarine BiologyPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Evolutionary theory follows Finagle’s Rule #4: “Draw your curves, then plot your data.”

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Two Billion Years and No Evolution

February 4, 2015 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasFossilsGeologyMarine BiologyPhilosophy of Science

It would seem Darwinism has been falsified by evidence for organisms that never evolved for “two billion years” but some call this a vindication for Darwin.

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Crooked Scientists Get Rehab

January 21, 2013 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionEducationPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

For those who trust scientists, it may come as a shock that some bad apples are getting rehab.

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Another Phylum Found in Cambrian Explosion

January 17, 2013 in Darwin and EvolutionFossilsMarine BiologyPhilosophy of Science

Fossils of members of phylum entoprocta, known from the Jurassic, are now found now found in Cambrian strata in abundance.

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Arsenic Life Isn’t

July 10, 2012 in Dumb IdeasOrigin of LifePhilosophy of Science

Remember the claim in 2010 that living organisms were discovered using arsenic instead of phosphate? Further tests show it was not the case.

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Questioning the Dino-Bird Hypothesis

April 27, 2012 in BirdsDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursPhilosophy of Science

The scientific consensus has pretty much declared it a fact of natural history that birds evolved from dinosaurs. One evolutionary professor remains a gadfly, though. He contests the evidence on which the hypothesis is based, and also believes his maverick position is growing.

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Hear Ye: Another Darwinian Prediction Falsified by Fossils

January 3, 2012 in BiologyDarwin and EvolutionFossilsMammalsOriginsTerrestrial Zoology

In a classic test of evolutionary “post-diction” (predicting what should be found in the fossil record), scientists made a bold prediction of what insect ears would look like before the evolution of bats. Believing that the presence of bats, a new predator with sonar, would spur the evolution of insect ears, the scientists predicted that earlier insects would have less-developed ears, or none at all. Then they found exceptionally-preserved insect fossils from the Green River formation in Wyoming, and compared the fossil evidence with their prediction. What was found?

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Human Variability Can Be Rapid

December 19, 2011 in AwardsBible and TheologyBiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManGeneticsHuman BodyHumanityIntelligent DesignIssuesMarine BiologyMicrobiologyMind and BrainOriginsPhilosophy of Science

All living humans are interfertile – one species by definition. People from all parts of the globe can marry and have children, even though global travel is relatively recent in human history. Yet we know there is considerable variability between tribes and nationalities. Does this variability take millions of years? Does it lead to the origin of new human species? Recent evidence shows that variations can be rapid, both genetic and acquired, without reducing interfertility.

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Evolution Fits Any Data

September 23, 2011 in AwardsBiologyBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManEducationGeneticsIntelligent DesignIssuesMammalsMediaMicrobiologyOrigin of LifeOriginsPhilosophy of Science

At first blush, it might seem a wonderful thing when many different kinds of evidence can be explained by one simple, elegant theory. Actually, though, too much confirmation can be a theory’s downfall. When a theory explains too much – even opposite things – it really explains nothing. For instance, everything in the universe can be explained by the phrase, “Stuff happens.” Such a theory is useless, even if true. That’s why any theory that explains too much should be looked at askance. Here are some recent observations offered in support of the theory of evolution:

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