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Weekend Digest, May 6, 2017

Here's a collection of quick takes on interesting developments in the science news, from Saturn to a possible cure for malaria; from your liver to Sunday funnies.

Ancient DNA Recovered from Caves

New techniques are allowing scientists to extract ancient DNA from cave soil. But is it really as old as claimed?

Time to Re-Mind the Brain

A radical rethink is needed to understand the brain, a neuroscientist complains. A radical rethink is needed to understand human exceptionalism, too.

Rethinking Fossils

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

Why Was Civilization So Late in Coming?

According to evolutionists, modern man appeared 200,000 years ago, but civilization appeared only 8,000 years ago. We examine their explanations.

Fossils Destroy Human Evolution Story Again

The old picture of human evolution is in tatters again.

Darwinism Still Corrupts Culture

The bad fruits of Social Darwinism are well known. Less well known are ongoing negative influences of modern Darwinian ideas on human behavior.

Empty Promises from Darwin Storytellers

Mainstream science media cast a false illusion of Darwinism's success by making promises in the headlines that the articles don't deliver.

Human Evolution Surprises Continue

The observational environment causes evolutionary theory to adapt.

Weekend Biomimetics Parade

Here's a quick list of exciting news about how imitation of nature's designs is leading to wonderful inventions.

Darwinism as All-Purpose Fiction Plot

No scientific rigor needed. Just say "It evolved."

Silly Stories Demean Science

If science had an icon like the Statue of Liberty, she would be hanging her head in disgrace for what passes for science these days.

More Upsets in Human Origins Stories

When it comes to a consensus on how humans evolved, there's no "there" there.

Neanderthals Underestimated Again

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

Silly Stories About Early Man

The few fossils of alleged human ancestors leave a lot of room for imagination.

Neanderthal Concept Has Imploded

If Neanderthals interbred with modern humans as early as new findings suggest, the distinction becomes meaningless.

Antique Homo Claims Threatened by New Bones

The number of potential overhauls in thinking from this thigh bone in China is staggering.

Face Up: We Are Less than Neanderthals

The facial differences between us and Neanderthals amount to a slight matter of bone resorption during development.

Chinese Teeth Upset Early Man Timeline

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

Give Early Man More Credit

From cave to Stone Age, ancient people deserve more respect for their intelligence and capabilities than evolutionary anthropologists give them.

Neanderthal Genes: Evolutionists Surprised at How Wrong They Were

A substantial amount of Neanderthal genes in a modern human skeleton is not what they had predicted.

Neanderthal News and the Limits of Organic Material Survival

Red blood cells and DNA samples raise questions about the decay time of soft tissue and genetic material.

Body Diversity Threatens to Undermine Paleoanthropology

People don't all look the same today; body types vary tremendously. Why should we assume differently about the past?

More Human-Evolution Contortions

Contrary data can be made to fit a theory if you know some good wrestling moves.

Who's Dumber: Neanderthal or Paleoanthropologist?

The early-man tale by evolutionary anthropologists continues to unravel and display its absurdity.

When Does Paleoanthropology Become Archaeology?

Was there ever a time when humans were "pre-human"? Recent finds are overturning assumptions about human ancestors.

Phenomenal Fossils

Recent fossil discoveries include some eye-openers and world records.

Good-bye Heidelberg Man: You Never Existed

Is "Heidelberg Man" a non-person? Some anthropologists are now claiming that so-called Homo heidelbergensis is nothing more than "a paleoanthropologists' construct."

Neanderthal Ancestry Becomes More Convoluted

Reports from a Spanish Cave are producing a welter of opinions about what evolved into whom, and when.

German Early-Man Site Shocks Archaeologists with Improbable Dates

Researcher says, "It just goes to show that the easiest way to be wrong in paleoanthropology is to underestimate our ancestors' abilities."