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Radiation, Mistakes, and Assumptions

Three news items about atomic radiation should cause us to beware of academic overstatement.

Protein Residue Found on Hominin Stone Tools

Would you expect pieces of meat to survive on flakes of rock in the desert for 250,000 years?

Two if By Sea: Earliest Americans Boated Down the Coast

The textbook theory of the first migration to the Americas across a land bridge is "dead in the water."

Piltdown Forger Fingered

One man committed the greatest hoax in the history of anthropology, but others are not so easily exonerated for believing it.

Chinese Flood Legend Was Historic

A dam breach flood in China known only from legend appears to be supported by geological evidence.

Fossil DNA Stuns Geologists

None of them would have believed DNA could survive over a million years. They have no explanation for its preservation.

Hydrothermal OOL Chemistry Is Unlikely

A favorite way for theorists to get around the lack of enzymes at the origin of life is shown to be implausible.

More Upsets in Human Origins Stories

When it comes to a consensus on how humans evolved, there's no "there" there.

Media Perpetuates Lazy Thinking

Lazy reporters don't do their homework, two critics in different fields complain.

Joshua Was Right about Hazor

Broken statue pieces from Tell Hazor indicate the Bible was right about the importance of this archaeological site in Israel.

Radar Reveals Former Warm Landscape Under Greenland

Under the world's fastest moving glacier, radar has revealed a network of V-shaped canyons carved by temperate rivers.

Early Man Foot Kicks Evolution

Fossil footprints identical to modern human prints cast serious doubt on the evolutionary timeline.

Let There Be Light Puzzles for Cosmologists

Far from a smooth, gradual transition, bright galaxies popped onto the scene suddenly.

The Ostriches of Wyoming

Small as a chicken, this fossil ratite shows exquisite preservation and new puzzles for evolution.

Bad Assumptions Confuse Geological Ages and Processes

The best models in a scientific field can be overturned at any time when someone takes a critical look at the underlying assumptions.
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