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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Want Salt on Your Ceres?

December 10, 2015 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

Those mysterious white spots on asteroid Ceres could be outcrops of salt. How did vast amounts of salt get out there?

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Fudging Evolution to Avoid Falsification

March 12, 2015 in BirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsHuman BodyMammalsMarine BiologyPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Evolutionary theory follows Finagle’s Rule #4: “Draw your curves, then plot your data.”

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Another “Oldest Homo” Contender Alleged

March 5, 2015 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsGeologyHuman BodyMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

Not again: another jawbone is making the rounds in the human-evolution saga.

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Fish Ancestry Turned On Its Head

January 13, 2015 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasFossilsIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhilosophy of Science

A so-called “primitive” bony fish with traits of sharks confuses the usual story of fish ancestry.

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Evolutionary Tales Are Constructed Out of Imagination, Not Data

January 7, 2014 in AstronomyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursDumb IdeasFossilsMammalsPhilosophy of Science

Fossil bits or genetic tidbits are often used as props for grand evolutionary tales, even when the data are problematic for Darwinian theory.

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