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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Big Science Pops its Zits

January 5, 2017 in Bible and TheologyCell BiologyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationGeneticsIntelligent DesignMammalsMediaMind and BrainOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

If you think institutional science has a smooth complexion, look closer. From every angle, serious blemishes are coming to light.

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People Have an Innate Preference for Logical Truth

January 2, 2017 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyEarly ManEducationHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

Experiments show that logical conclusions reached by abstract reasoning make people feel better than illogical conclusions do.

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Trusting Science Experts Can Be Disastrous

December 5, 2016 in EducationGeologyMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Nobody pushes the values of science more than scientists. But trusting them doesn’t always work out right.

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Why You Can’t Evolve Reason and Morality

November 27, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationIntelligent DesignMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Materialists and Darwinians never seem to get it; you can’t get here from there. Here’s another failed attempt.

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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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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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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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Neanderthals Underestimated Again

May 27, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEarly ManEducationFossilsGeologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

Neanderthals show mental creativity for too long a period to support the evolutionary timeline.

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Science Evolves

May 14, 2016 in CosmologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsSETI

Science has a historical and cultural character that cannot be extricated from its current consensus.

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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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If Science Cannot Prove Anything, What Is Its Value?

April 21, 2015 in Bible and TheologyEducationIntelligent DesignMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

An educator defends science while an astrophysicist undermines it.

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Classical Physics Is Non-Deterministic

February 26, 2015 in Intelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

It’s not just quantum mechanics that’s weird. Reality—no matter the scientific foundation—is weird, too.

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Atheists Usually Prosper Over Creationists in the Media

May 25, 2014 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

With rare exceptions, atheists get the edge in media coverage over creationists.

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News for the Birds

May 7, 2014 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsFossilsIntelligent DesignPolitics and Ethics

Our human readers are allowed to peek in on these headlines for and about our feathered intellectuals.

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Does the Mind Create Reality or Discover It?

July 21, 2013 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of Science

Philosophical questions about “reality” are fun if not practical. But we need a concept of reality in order to function practically.

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New Biomimetics Stories

May 26, 2013 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyGeneticsTerrestrial Zoology

Here are some new ways scientists are imitating plants and animals to understand their designs and make new products.

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The Wonder and Blunder in Your Skull

May 29, 2012 in Amazing FactsDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

Even when it goes awry, the brain wins an award of cosmic proportions, according to a veteran psychiatrist.

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