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Design of Life Update: Butterflies

March 8, 2017 in Amazing FactsDarwin and EvolutionEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Illustra Media’s trilogy of documentaries only began to uncover the wonders of life. Here are updates on the series’ featured animals, this one on butterflies. Watch an amazing time-lapse video of butterfly wings developing in the chrysalis made by Nipam Patel of University of California at Berkeley. His lab assistant was able to extract tissue […]

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Amazonia Not Pristine

March 2, 2017 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsEarly ManGeologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of Science

The tropical rainforests of Brazil, once thought to be pristine habitats of noble savages, show evidence of mass reworking by humans for millennia.

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Science Reporting Has Become a Fake-News Scandal

February 3, 2017 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEducationMarine BiologyMediaPhilosophy of Science

One reporter in a campus Press Relations office shouldn’t be able to influence the world’s view of science.

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So Much for Stone Tools

October 20, 2016 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManEducationIntelligent DesignMammalsMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

There goes the flaked stone tool as a measure of hominin intelligence, now that monkeys can unintentionally make them, too.

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Toy Octopus Is Far from the Living Reality

August 27, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhysics

The news media are celebrating an autonomous soft robot shaped like an octopus. It has a lot to learn from its living counterpart.

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Scientists Can Be Inept Philosophers

August 2, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManIntelligent DesignMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

An undergrad philosopher could make mince meat out of some scientists’ claims.

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Pardon, Your Worldview Is Showing

July 12, 2016 in Bible and TheologyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationIntelligent DesignMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and Ethics

The most dangerous ideology is the one that doesn’t acknowledge its worldview assumptions.

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Imploding Ideas Unnoticed by Their Advocates

June 5, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Fewer people would say foolish things if they noticed how ideas can refute themselves.

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SETI Communication Only Outward So Far

May 19, 2016 in AstronomyBible and TheologyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignMediaOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsSETISolar System

While we wait for responses, all we hear are echoes of our own intelligent signals into space.

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 “Creator” Becomes Cussword

March 4, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

The reaction to a poorly-translated Chinese word sets off a firestorm of anti-creation protest among scientists.

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How to Do Biology Without Evolution

February 27, 2016 in Amazing FactsBirdsDarwin and EvolutionHuman BodyIntelligent DesignPhysics

Everything in biology can make perfect sense without the darkness of Darwinism. Take a look.

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Misuse of Term ‘Natural Selection’ Continues

February 11, 2016 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasIntelligent DesignMammalsMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and EthicsTerrestrial Zoology

If humans guide a process, that is not natural selection. Darwin’s idea had nothing to do with intention or morality.

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More Clarity for a Holiday Weekend

November 28, 2015 in Darwin and EvolutionEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of Science

Another recommended resource for clear thinking about Darwinism and origins.

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Clarity for a Holiday Weekend

November 27, 2015 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of Science

Something to watch for Thanksgiving weekend.

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Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life

November 21, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.

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Homochirality: Computers Are Not the Real World

October 14, 2015 in Cell BiologyDumb IdeasIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Homochirality: Computers Are Not the Real World

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Science Should Be Politically Neutral

June 23, 2015 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Why do all the mainstream science journals and reporters give a leftist slant? That’s not very scientific.

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When Darwinists Tolerate Faith

March 22, 2015 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Francis Collins gets tolerable coverage in the secular media for his brand of Christian faith. That’s not necessarily good.

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Bill Nye Scores on Debate Presentation if Not Logic

February 4, 2014 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionEarly ManEducationIntelligent DesignMediaOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

In the widely-publicized debate with Ken Ham, Bill Nye could not account for the laws of logic, but it won’t matter to many listeners wooed by his charm.

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