Scientific Referencing Perpetuates Myths

March 16, 2017 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEducationGeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Most scientific papers contain numerous references. Rather than enhancing scholarship, careless referencing can sometimes advance zombie science.

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Human Evolution Timeline Contradicts Human Nature

February 5, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsGeologyHuman BodyMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

Even stupid people don’t sit around in caves for tens of thousands of years.

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Organisms Refusing to Evolve Over Millions of Years

January 15, 2016 in BirdsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsGeneticsMammalsMarine Biology

Several more cases of “extreme stasis” have turned up, calling into question Darwin’s notion of constant, gradual change over millions of years.

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Evaluating Homo naledi

September 19, 2015 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsEarly ManFossilsGeologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

Lee Berger’s remarkable cache of hominid bones found deep in a South African cave is generating a lot of news, but major questions remain.

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When Is a Fossil Not a Fossil? Oldest “Fossil” Debunked

June 1, 2014 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasFossilsGeologyMarine BiologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of Science

Certain trace fossils said to be 3.45 billion years old are probably not fossils at all, a reassessment finds.

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Divorce Spats Between Lucy and Designated Replacement

April 15, 2013 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsPhilosophy of Science

Lucy was the darling of the 1980s, but with Australopithecus sediba taking center stage, her fans are not happy.

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