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The Rapture and Bosh of Glittering Generalities

Grand scenarios of cosmic evolution sound angelic, but the devil is in the details. Neil Shubin needs to get real.

Pigeon Aerobatics Exceed Expectations

A pigeon in the plaza may seem pretty ordinary, but it's a highly skilled stunt bird.

Monkey Pucker Logic

Scientists measured lip-smacking by macaques and concluded that's where human language came from. Is that logical? Only if an arbitrary requirement is imposed on scientific explanations.

Cosmology's Lumpiness Problem "Defies Theory"

A record-breaking structure in the universe "defies theory," the news said, ignoring that theory has been defied for decades since smaller large structures were found (the lumpiness problem).

Human Genome in Meltdown

Most of the deleterious mutations in the human population arose in the last 5,000 to 10,000 years, a survey claims.

Stampeding Dinosaur Tracks Made in Water

What were these dinosaurs running from? Science Daily reported that dinosaur trackways in Australia, formerly presumed to have been made by a stampeding herd on land, were actually formed in water.  “Queensland paleontologists have discovered that the world’s only recorded dinosaur stampede is largely made up of the tracks of swimming rather than running animals,” […]

Prune Fingers and Evolutionary Explanations

The ways various news organizations cover the same news story – why swimmers' fingers get wrinkled – provides a test case on whether evolutionary theory adds any value.

Give Me Liberalism and Give Me Death

Nowhere does the divide between left and right show more starkly than in policies about killing the innocent. Leftist liberals, who are the most supportive of Darwinism, seem to have no problem with tinkering with human life to the point of killing it.

Uranium-Lead Dating Fraught With Discordance

Behind the confidence of uranium-lead dates hides worry about numbers that don't match up.

Wilt Thou? Not with Guards in the Chem Lab

Plants avoid wilting with pairs of guard cells performing chemical wizardry.

A Brain Wouldn't Survive Star Travel

Don't take a star trek unless you want to arrive demented.

Faint Young Sun Paradox Solution Criticized

A proposed solution for keeping the Earth warm when the sun was 25% cooler leaves other evolutionists doubtful.

Happy New Biomimetics Year

The variety of design applications coming from the imitation of natural solutions continues to be astonishing.

What's Up with Alley Oop?

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

Is Science a Special Interest Group for One Party?

A commentator in the world's leading science journal advised that science needs to work harder at becoming bipartisan.
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