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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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Evolution Deniers of the Non-Human Kind

January 24, 2017 in Amazing FactsBirdsBotanyMarine Biology

Here are some fun animals and plants worth knowing about, not only for what they do, but for the pained expression they give Darwinians.

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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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Inspiring Life Motivates Designers

September 17, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Here’s the latest collection of bio-inspired designs brought to you by plants, animals, and cells.

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Bird Flight Story Falsified

July 19, 2016 in BirdsDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursDumb IdeasPhilosophy of Science

A simplistic story about bird flight influenced a generation of evolution students, but it was wrong.

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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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Bird Wings Found in Amber

June 30, 2016 in Amazing FactsBirdsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursFossilsMediaPhilosophy of Science

The modern appearance is empirical. The date is philosophical.

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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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Bats Are Home-Run Flyers

May 23, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsDarwin and EvolutionFossilsIntelligent DesignMammalsPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

You don’t just put wings on a naked mole rat and make it fly. Bats are designed to be aero-bat-ic champions.

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Early Bird Exacerbates Dinosaur Transition

May 5, 2015 in BirdsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursFossilsIntelligent Design

It flew, and looks like a modern shorebird, but it pushes back the evolution of birds from dinosaurs by millions of years. Then there’s that unicorn thing.

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Animal PhDs in Physics

March 3, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Many animals and plants have mastered physics and chemistry. Engineers would do well to learn from them.

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Birds Evolved Fast Except When They Evolved Slow

November 4, 2014 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursDumb IdeasFossilsIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

To make a dinosaur fly, you have to adjust the rate of evolution by orders of magnitude, and commit other scientific fallacies.

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Cretaceous Starling Flew Over Feathered Dinosaurs

February 8, 2014 in BirdsDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursFossilsIntelligent Design

A beautifully-preserved fossil from China shows a full-fledged bird doing just fine 60 million years before T. rex walked.

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