The Evolution of Boxing
December 20, 2012
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?
December 19, 2012
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
December 18, 2012
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
December 17, 2012
Before you see, your retina has done multiple digital transformations on the incoming signal.
Ediacarans Not Related to Cambrian Animals
December 16, 2012
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)
December 15, 2012
A historian tells science teachers that "To Teach Evolution, You Have to Understand Creationists." Should that advice apply both ways?
Secular Scientists Excuse Profanity
December 4, 2012
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
December 3, 2012
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?
December 2, 2012
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
December 1, 2012
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
November 30, 2012
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
November 29, 2012
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
November 28, 2012
Adult stem cells continue to show promise as more about these pluripotent cells comes to light.
Humans Got Big Brains By Exercise
November 27, 2012
Someone didn't think this one through.
Flaky Cosmic Notion Gets Good Press
November 26, 2012
Does the universe grow like a giant brain? If anyone but a scientist said that, it would be in the cartoons.