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Rethinking Fossils

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

Oldest Dinosaur Blood Reported

Another university finds dinosaur blood in a rib bone. This one breaks records for age, over double previous reports.

Birds and Pterosaurs Flew Together

Does it make evolutionary sense to find birds flying with pterosaurs?

Media Go Nuts Over Alleged Tyrannosaur Missing Link

From a few bone fragments and lots of imagination, reporters lit the fireworks and marching bands to spin stories for Darwin.

Bird Brain Is a Compliment

Birds are as smart as apes, even though long separated in ancestral time according to Darwin.

Jurassic Ark: Mesozoic Fossils that Challenge Evolution

Here are recent discoveries of extinct terrestrial and marine reptiles and animals from the Jurassic and Cretaceous.

Organisms Refusing to Evolve Over Millions of Years

Several more cases of "extreme stasis" have turned up, calling into question Darwin's notion of constant, gradual change over millions of years.

Bird Flew Over Dinosaurs

An exceptionally-preserved fossil bird could be mistaken for a modern agile flyer—except it's dated early Cretaceous.

What Sparked the Mammal Explosion?

If you think tiny shrew-like mammals scurried afoot below dinosaurs right before they went extinct, you've got the wrong picture.

So Where's the Evolution?

When you go looking for evolution and find stasis, has Darwin been falsified?

Human Epoch or Epic Hubris?

Evolutionary geologists are toying with an idea for a new time period, the "Anthropocene Epoch." What for?

Crinoid Pigment: 240 Million Years and No Evolution

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

Fantastic Fossils Challenge Paradigms

A flood of amazing fossils from around the world has hit the news lines recently.

Story on Evolution of Birds Glosses Over Details

It takes more to turn a dinosaur into a bird than changing arm and leg ratios and reducing body size.

Discovering Mammals, Dead and Alive

Two mammal discoveries made the news this week: a cuddly one and a fossil. Do they tell evolutionary tales?

What Is the Evidence for Feathers Before Flight?

Birds evolved from dinosaurs; that's the evolutionary consensus. Let's examine the evidence for that scenario.

Out-of-Order Fossils Make Darwinists Wave Hands

When a fossil violates Darwinist expectations, it never falsifies the theory. It just creates a new round of imaginative gesticulations.

Intact Protein Remnants Found in Dinosaur Eggs

A new record for soft tissue in a dinosaur fossil was reported in Nature: collagen in dinosaur eggs from the early Jurassic.

Another Phylum Found in Cambrian Explosion

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

Geological Dates Collapse

Two papers in the journal Geology this month cast serious doubt on assumptions used to date rocks.

What Do Scientists Know About Prehistory?

Evolutionary biologists and geologists speak of events happening millions or billions of years ago as concrete facts. They are not observational facts, though; they are inferences from indirect evidence. Indirect evidence can often lead to different conclusions; in fact, some philosophers like Duhem and Quine argue for “under-determination of theory by data,” meaning that data can never converge to support just one theory. Some can demonstrate logically that there are an infinite number of theories that can explain a set of data. Evolutionary scientists counter that there are only one or a few that are reasonable (implying that theirs is among the limited set of reasonable ones). Recent discoveries that threaten to overturn past reasonable theories, though, cast doubt on their confidence.