Rethinking Fossils

March 13, 2017 in BirdsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursFossilsGeologyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyTerrestrial Zoology

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

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Weird Animals You Never Heard Of

March 3, 2016 in Amazing FactsFossilsMammalsMarine BiologyTerrestrial Zoology

Welcome to a menagerie of believe-it-or-not creatures that once inhabited our planet (or still do).

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Biomimetics Quiz

February 16, 2014 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsCell BiologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyTerrestrial Zoology

Match the living thing with the technology being developed by imitating its design features.

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Hopping Fish and Other Darwin Mysteries

December 12, 2011 in AwardsBiologyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasFossilsHumanityIntelligent DesignIssuesMarine BiologyMediaMicrobiologyMind and BrainOriginsPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

The chieftans of evolutionary theory insist that their doctrines have come a long way since Darwin. Discoveries in molecular biology, population genetics, biogeography, paleontology have left the Victorian concepts of evolution outdated and antiquated, they would say. Yet a look at the evolutionary literature shows otherwise. Simplistic just-so stories, Darwinian phrases like “survival of the fittest” and “missing link,” iconic fossils, and antiquated principles continue to be the rule, as the following articles illustrate.

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