Design of Life Update: Marine Biology

March 10, 2017 in Amazing FactsDarwin and EvolutionEducationIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMediaPhilosophy of Science

The animal stars of Illustra Media’s “Design of Life” documentaries are still in the news: this time, whales, dolphins, fish and sea turtles.

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Design of Life Update: Birds

March 9, 2017 in Amazing FactsBirdsDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of Science

Illustra Media’s Design of Life documentaries only began to explore the marvels of life. In this entry, we look at more wonders among birds. Eggs come in a variety of sizes and shapes, as shown in a rapid-fire series in the Illustra film. In an “Egg Mythbuster” piece, Phys.org explains why some eggs are pear-shaped. […]

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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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Strange and Wonderful Animals Explored

March 5, 2017 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsCell BiologyGeneticsHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Look at what scientists are learning about some common animals, and others not so common.

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Evolution for the Birds

February 22, 2017 in BirdsDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursDumb IdeasEducationGeneticsIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of Science

Birds have not evolved as much as evolutionary theories about them have.

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Bird Non-Evolution from Dinosaurs

December 29, 2016 in BirdsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursDumb IdeasFossilsIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of Science

Losing traits won’t make a dinosaur fly, and other conundrums in the presumed dinosaur-to-bird evolutionary story.

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Two if By Sea: Earliest Americans Boated Down the Coast

August 15, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEarly ManGeologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

The textbook theory of the first migration to the Americas across a land bridge is “dead in the water.”

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Flying Physics

July 7, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursFossilsIntelligent DesignMammalsPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

In the world of flying animals, stories of remarkable physical engineering come to light.

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How Long Can Comets Bust Up and Re-form?

June 17, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

If comets repeatedly break up and re-coagulate, how long could that recur?

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News from the Living Waters

May 17, 2016 in BirdsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysics

Animal heroes of the Illustra film “Living Waters” are still making headlines.

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Hot Jupiters: Astronomers Blew It

March 31, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.

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Real Creatures with Superpowers

March 8, 2016 in Amazing FactsDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyTerrestrial Zoology

Check out the capabilities of these amazing little critters.

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Bird Brain Is a Compliment

March 5, 2016 in BirdsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursDumb IdeasFossilsIntelligent DesignMammalsMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

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

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Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers

February 24, 2016 in AstronomyDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyPhysicsSolar System

Nothing has been more upsetting to comfortable theory than the discovery of hot Jupiters around other stars.

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Cheetahs Prospered in North America

December 14, 2015 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsFossilsGeneticsMammals

If evolutionists can say cheetahs migrated over continents, why can’t Biblical creationists say the same?

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Chinese Teeth Upset Early Man Timeline

November 1, 2015 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEarly ManHuman BodyMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

Is the truth in the teeth? Modern-looking human teeth in a Chinese cave create improbable migration patterns and dates.

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Evolutionary Anthropologists Startled by Racial Mixing in Africa

October 13, 2015 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsEarly ManFossilsGeneticsHuman BodyMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

If they didn’t expect recent genetic mixing from Europe into Africa, how certain are they about older human migrations?

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New Thoughts on Habitable Planets

October 9, 2015 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionEducationGeneticsGeologyIntelligent DesignMediaOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsSETI

Astrobiologists are trying to standardize the requirements for habitable planets. Do they get them all?

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Amazing Birds

September 8, 2015 in Amazing FactsBirdsDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignPhysics

Birds never cease to astound us with their grace in the air and cheery songs, because they exhibit design at many levels.

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Planet Recipe Cooked Up

August 24, 2015 in Dating MethodsDumb IdeasMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Just add pebbles, stir, and get a planet. Is it real science, or just a game show?

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