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The Evolution of Boxing

A new story is making the rounds: the human hand evolved to punch others' lights out.

Globular Clusters Look Young and Old: Is This Scientific Explanation?

Globular clusters supposedly all formed at the same time long ago, but some look young. How do astronomers rescue the belief that they are ancient groupings of stars?

Hindcasting the Grand Canyon: Geologist Rejects Dam Breach Theory

A geologist rejects the idea that an ancient lake spilled and carved Grand Canyon, but maybe he misrepresents the theory. Besides, how can geologists "hindcast" an unobserved event without philosophical assumptions?

Eye Retina Is Analog-to-Digital Converter

Before you see, your retina has done multiple digital transformations on the incoming signal.

Ediacarans Not Related to Cambrian Animals

Two surprises come from a re-analysis of classic Ediacaran fossils from Australia: they're unrelated to Cambrian animals, and they may have lived on land.

Understanding Creationists (and Evolutionists)

A historian tells science teachers that "To Teach Evolution, You Have to Understand Creationists." Should that advice apply both ways?

Secular Scientists Excuse Profanity

If everything evolves, then profanity evolves, and it's no big deal, even if it warms the atmosphere.

Evolution of Flight: A Story Looking for Evidence

An evolutionary dogma is that land dinosaurs evolved into flying birds. When the claims are acid-washed with critical analysis, what evidence remains?

Are Scientists Capable of Stupidity?

Scientists are only people, and most people do or say dumb things sometimes. You can decide how to classify these "scientific" ideas.

Two Studies May Indicate Problems for Vast Ages

Two articles in secular science literature point to possible upsets in long-age assumptions for the earth and mankind.

Make Like a Dog, Owl, or Beetle: How Biomimetics Will Improve Our Lives

The greatest breakthroughs in health and engineering may be as near as the back yard: 13 more stimulating stories from biomimetics.

New Volley Cast into the Grand Canyon Age Wars

Age estimates for the Grand Canyon by secular geologists differ between 100,000 years to 70 million years. Who are you going to believe?

Adult Stem Cell Breakthroughs Continue

Adult stem cells continue to show promise as more about these pluripotent cells comes to light.

Humans Got Big Brains By Exercise

Someone didn't think this one through.

Flaky Cosmic Notion Gets Good Press

Does the universe grow like a giant brain? If anyone but a scientist said that, it would be in the cartoons.
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