Intact Protein Remnants Found in Dinosaur Eggs
April 10, 2013
A new record for soft tissue in a dinosaur fossil was reported in Nature: collagen in dinosaur eggs from the early Jurassic.
The Hunt for Selection in the Genes
April 9, 2013
One might think that 154 years after Darwin's book about it, natural selection would be empirically obvious. The journal Nature went on a search for it in DNA.
April 8, 2013
Why is it that scientists need to investigate "the evolutionary origins" of anything humans do?
Freckled Trilobites Had Great Eyes
March 29, 2013
Darlings of the Cambrian Explosion, trilobites had spotted markings and sophisticated eyes. Some have been exceptionally well preserved as fossils, down to the level of individual cells.
Scientific Findings Can Be Counterintuitive
March 28, 2013
Here are examples of recent claims in science that seem to contradict what some would consider intuitively obvious. They should be kept in mind when evaluating other scientific truisms, like evolution.
The Ediacaran Era May Be a Flawed Concept
March 26, 2013
Before humans arrived, no strata came with "Ediacaran" stamped on them. Does this human-invented name have any real meaning? Does it tell time?
Evolution Is Not Just Change or Similarity
March 23, 2013
Many scientific findings get labeled with "evolution" even though neo-Darwinism has nothing to do with them.
Scientific Organizations Promote Leftist Social Causes
March 22, 2013
What on earth does a science journal have to do with abortion or gay marriage? Some editors and reporters are actively pushing for social revolution.
OOLishness: The Imaginary World of Origin-of-Life Studies
March 20, 2013
Why aren't philosophers of science shaming origin-of-life researchers out of the science department? OOL theories depend on imagination, not empirical evidence, for their broad-brush conclusions.
Nature Writer Points to Mao as Source of Wisdom
March 15, 2013
Are there any circumstances in which it would be appropriate to honor Chairman Mao as a source of wisdom?
Paleofantasy Runs Amok
March 13, 2013
Early-man researchers continue to weave fantastical tales on flimsy evidence.
Arctic Camel Found
March 10, 2013
Fossils from a large species of camel living in Canada's high arctic contain soft tissue.
This "Evolution" Is Not Darwinian
February 23, 2013
Some things in nature get attributed to Darwinian evolution, but might be better seen as manifestations of design or other alternative, non-Darwinian mechanisms.
The Evolution of Tattooing, and Other Skinny Science
February 19, 2013
Evolution has become a catch-all explanation that is so intuitively obvious to some, it requires no justification.
California Whale Fossils: Transitional Forms?
February 18, 2013
Several fossil whale parts found in a southern California canyon are being called transitional forms in whale evolution.