Fossils Destroy Human Evolution Story Again

February 16, 2017 in Dumb IdeasEarly ManEducationFossilsHuman BodyMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

The old picture of human evolution is in tatters again.

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Piltdown Forger Fingered

August 10, 2016 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsEarly ManEducationFossilsMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

One man committed the greatest hoax in the history of anthropology, but others are not so easily exonerated for believing it.

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More Upsets in Human Origins Stories

July 28, 2016 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

When it comes to a consensus on how humans evolved, there’s no “there” there.

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Why Was Farming Delayed?

June 10, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

If intelligent humans were around for hundreds of thousands of years, why didn’t any of them think about farming sooner?

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Ancient Tissue Revolutionizing Historical Science

August 12, 2015 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursEarly ManFossilsGeneticsMammalsMarine BiologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

The ability to observe and reconstruct ancient DNA, proteins and tissues is bringing surprises to evolutionists.

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Neanderthal Genes: Evolutionists Surprised at How Wrong They Were

June 24, 2015 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsEarly ManFossilsGeneticsHuman Body

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

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Stone Tools Still Have Animal Residue

March 25, 2015 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsMammalsMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

Claimed to be half a million years old, stone tools found in Israel still contain traces of animal fat and vegetable matter.

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Evolutionary Anthropology as Religion

February 5, 2015 in Bible and TheologyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasFossilsHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMind and BrainPhilosophy of ScienceSETI

There’s something magical about believing in evolutionary anthropology: a sense of numinous awe at how much they don’t know but believe might be possible.

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More Human-Evolution Contortions

January 30, 2015 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsHuman BodyPhilosophy of Science

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

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How the Scientist Got His Just-So Story

September 23, 2014 in Bible and TheologyDumb IdeasMind and Brain

A case of scientific racism? An anthropologist studied living Kalahari Bushmen for clues to the evolution of cognition.

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Good-bye Heidelberg Man: You Never Existed

July 11, 2014 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionEarly ManEducationFossilsHuman BodyMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

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

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Misleading Data: Scientists Fooled by Their Own Assumptions

April 29, 2014 in AstronomyDating MethodsEarly ManEducationGeneticsGeologyMind and BrainOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePolitics and EthicsSolar System

Whatever the datum you think speaks verbatim, it ain’t necessarily so.

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Anthropologists Abuse Students on the Job

April 13, 2013 in Bible and TheologyEarly ManMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

A shocking percentage of male anthropologists sexually abuse their female students, a new report says.

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Paleoanthropologist Exposes Shoddiness of “Early Man” Research

February 6, 2013 in Darwin and EvolutionEarly ManFossilsHuman BodyMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Many paleoanthropologists are bent on self-promotion, and the field lacks ability to regulate itself, a veteran researcher complains.

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What’s Up with Alley Oop?

January 3, 2013 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsHuman BodyMind and Brain

Here are some recent stories about human evolution. Some might deserve to be in the comics.

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The Blind Men and the Ape Man

October 25, 2011 in AwardsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEarly ManHuman BodyHumanityMind and BrainOriginsPhysical Science

“We have all seen the canonical parade of apes, each one becoming more human. We know that, as a depiction of evolution, this line-up is tosh. Yet we cling to it. Ideas of what human evolution ought to have been like still colour our debates.” So said Henry Gee, editor of Nature. Are other icons coloring scientists’ views of human origins? How close are they to describing scientifically where we come from?

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Of Minds and Men

October 3, 2011 in AwardsDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManHumanityMind and BrainOrigins

It takes a mind to know one. Can cognizant, sentient minds evolve from slime? Most of the secular science press takes it for granted. Here’s a journey into storybook land, where imaginative reporters see visions of slime climbing out of the mud to look back at an unobservable history of matter becoming mind.

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Avoid Confusion: Disbelieve Paleoanthropologists

June 28, 2011 in BiologyDarwin and EvolutionEarly ManFossilsHuman BodyHumanityMind and BrainOrigins

If you care about the true history of the human race, don’t believe paleoanthropologists. They are clueless and confused. Every solution they come up with creates new problems, and their boastful announcements are likely to be overturned. That’s the gist of a commentary in PNAS by Bernard Wood, who wrote, “The origin of our own genus remains frustratingly unclear.” He ought to know; he’s an eminent paleoanthropologist himself.

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