Natural Selection Favors Illogic

March 5, 2017 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationFossilsGeologyHuman BodyMammalsMarine BiologyMediaMind and BrainOrigin of LifePhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Nothing in Darwin’s mechanism guarantees humans will think rationally. Fitness might actually favor stupidity. For proof, look at the reasoning of people who believe in natural selection.

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Dinosaur Pickles Its Brain

October 29, 2016 in Amazing FactsBirdsDating MethodsDinosaursEducationFossilsGeologyMedia

An unusual rock found on a beach is a dinosaur’s fossilized brain, paleontologists say. How did a squishy thing turn to stone?

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More Holes in Evolutionary Theory

April 5, 2016 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasFossilsGeneticsHuman BodyMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Here are three examples of animals not branching out neatly on Darwin’s tree like they’re supposed to.

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Animals that Defy Long Ages

February 1, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursEarly ManFossilsMammalsPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

A lizard and an elephant join forces to question evolutionary dates.

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Organisms Refusing to Evolve Over Millions of Years

January 15, 2016 in BirdsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsGeneticsMammalsMarine Biology

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

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Evolutionary Enigmas

August 11, 2015 in BiomimeticsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursDumb IdeasFossilsMammalsPhilosophy of Science

Neo-Darwinism is at war with the observations, and the observations might just win.

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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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Birds Evolved Fast Except When They Evolved Slow

November 4, 2014 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursDumb IdeasFossilsIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

To make a dinosaur fly, you have to adjust the rate of evolution by orders of magnitude, and commit other scientific fallacies.

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Sticking Evolution to a Stick Insect Fossil

March 21, 2014 in Darwin and EvolutionDinosaursFossilsIntelligent DesignTerrestrial Zoology

A fossil of a mature stick insect was found in China. What’s evolution got to do with it?

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Amazing Fossils, Dead and Alive

October 29, 2013 in Bible and TheologyBirdsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursFossilsGeologyMammalsMarine BiologyTerrestrial Zoology

Australia’s oldest bird tracks with dinosaurs, “living fossil” sponges and other strange and wonderful findings accentuate the news on natural history.

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Darwin Fail” Entries Add Up

June 8, 2012 in BirdsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursDumb IdeasEarly ManMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

If nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution, the light sometimes is shining away from Darwin.

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New Fossils and Upsets

October 19, 2011 in BiologyBirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursFossilsOrigins

One important fossil and two stories about fossils were announced this week. They demonstrate that the fossils themselves mean nothing apart from an interpretive context.

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The Evolution of… Come Again?

July 1, 2011 in AwardsBiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsHuman BodyHumanityMammalsMarine BiologyOrigins

Science news articles speak freely of the evolution of this or that, but the fine print often shows a disconnect with the evolution explanation.  Can one speak of the evolution of something that has not changed for millions or years?  The details in the following stories raise questions whether anything significant has evolved in the […]

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