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Scientism Fails Another Defense

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

Big Science Pops its Zits

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

People Have an Innate Preference for Logical Truth

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

Trusting Science Experts Can Be Disastrous

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

Why You Can't Evolve Reason and Morality

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

Scientists Can Be Inept Philosophers

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

You Can Trust Scientists (to Be Fallible)

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

Imploding Ideas Unnoticed by Their Advocates

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

Neanderthals Underestimated Again

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

Science Evolves

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

Misuse of Term 'Natural Selection' Continues

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

If Science Cannot Prove Anything, What Is Its Value?

An educator defends science while an astrophysicist undermines it.

Classical Physics Is Non-Deterministic

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

Atheists Usually Prosper Over Creationists in the Media

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

News for the Birds

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

Does the Mind Create Reality or Discover It?

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

New Biomimetics Stories

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

The Wonder and Blunder in Your Skull

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