Natural Selection Favors Illogic

March 5, 2017 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationFossilsGeologyHuman BodyMammalsMarine BiologyMediaMind and BrainOrigin of LifePhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Nothing in Darwin’s mechanism guarantees humans will think rationally. Fitness might actually favor stupidity. For proof, look at the reasoning of people who believe in natural selection.

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Rapid Earth Changes in Historic Times

December 6, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsEducationGeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

What happened to the Sahara desert? What’s going on in Java, man? Geologists are surprised sometimes by recent major changes.

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Activity on Planets Suggests Youth

November 11, 2016 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Can these processes really have gone on for billions of years?

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The Climate Is Not Clear for Change

September 19, 2016 in Dumb IdeasEducationGeologyMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and Ethics

Whenever you hear “all scientists agree,” watch out. Groupthink may be at work.

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Dawn of a Young Ceres

September 10, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

The largest asteroid has a problem: she’s too young to get a date.

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Giant Rockfall Enlarged Zion Canyon Recently

May 28, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhysics

Within Bronze Age dates, a cataclysmic landslide enlarged Zion Canyon, forming a large lake.

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Tiny Enceladus Beats Saturn in Plasma Output

February 17, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

An astonishing case of the tail wagging the dog: tiny moon is major source of plasma in Saturn’s magnetosphere.

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Land Animals Can Raft Across Oceans

February 13, 2016 in GeologyMammalsMarine BiologyPolitics and EthicsTerrestrial Zoology

A research study about floating plastic debris illustrates how animals can cross oceans on floating rafts.

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Updates from Outer Planets

January 9, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyPhysicsSolar System

Let’s review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.

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Separating Old Bones from Living Storytellers

January 5, 2016 in BirdsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsGeneticsGeologyHuman BodyMammalsMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

What happens when discrete bones are forced into a continuous narrative where they don’t fit? Answer: storytelling.

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Pounding Headaches for Solar System Dates

October 19, 2015 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

It’s hard to tell when things crashed into each other.

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Experts Misled Public About Yellowstone Fossil Forests

September 28, 2015 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsFossilsGeologyPhilosophy of Science

The old story of successive forests buried over long ages silently disappeared from Yellowstone park signs without remorse or apology.

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New Pluto Images Even More Perplexing

September 25, 2015 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

Pluto has terrain like no other world, leaving scientists perplexed; Enceladus’ activity is also inexplicable for “geologic time”.

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Will Pluto Surprise Scientists?

July 9, 2015 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

First-time encounters have a long history of shocking planetary scientists with unexpected features. It’s about time for Pluto.

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Desperately Seeking Life Beyond Earth

July 7, 2015 in AstronomyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSETI

Earth life cannot be unique. How about you, Mars? Europa, anything? Enceladus? Comet 67P? Please break the silence!

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Fire and Brimstone: Why Earth Isn’t Like Venus

June 28, 2015 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyCell BiologyGeneticsHealthHuman BodyMarine Biology

Both planets have abundant sulfur, but Earth life has a way of cycling it for good.

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Instant Islands and Ecology

May 19, 2015 in BirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

A new volcanic island near Japan recalls the rapid colonization of Iceland’s Surtsey island in 1963.

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Neanderthal News and the Limits of Organic Material Survival

May 13, 2015 in Bible and TheologyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsEarly ManFossilsGeneticsGeologyHealthHuman BodyMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

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

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Animal Excellence Exceeds Mere Survival

April 4, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsCell BiologyGeologyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

A tiny bird could live like other birds do without having to fly non-stop for 1,700 miles. Other examples abound of over-design in the animal world.

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Darwinians Fill Gaps With Magic

February 17, 2015 in BirdsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDinosaursDumb IdeasFossilsGeneticsMammalsMarine BiologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Like rabbits in a magic show, things just “appear” on the Darwin stage. And like magicians, Darwinians don’t reveal how the trick is done.

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