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OOLishness: The Imaginary World of Origin-of-Life Studies

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

Are there any circumstances in which it would be appropriate to honor Chairman Mao as a source of wisdom?

Paleofantasy Runs Amok

Early-man researchers continue to weave fantastical tales on flimsy evidence.

The Evolution of Tattooing, and Other Skinny Science

Evolution has become a catch-all explanation that is so intuitively obvious to some, it requires no justification.

Ungrateful Evolutionist Grouches About the Human Body

If an evolutionist can't blame God for an alleged poor design, all he can blame is Darwin.

Divining Darwin's Tree Is a Never-Ending Task

Some scientific papers brag that Darwin's universal tree of life is coming into sharper focus, but as the data increase, so do the problems.

Monkey Luv: It's All Chemicals

The latest "shed light on evolution" story will ruin your Valentine's Day.

OOL Follies: Evolutionists Ignore the Obvious Questions

In origin-of-life (OOL) research, any partial solution seems good enough, even if the big questions go unanswered.

Evolutionists Multiply Miracles

If evolution could develop a complex structure once, defying all probability, then maybe it could do it multiple times, some evolutionists theorize.

Meet Your Evolutionary Propagandists

The science media are calling us to "meet our earliest mammal ancestor" but is this based on evidence or hype?

Evaluating the Chicxulub Impact Dinosaur Extinction Hypothesis

Science Magazine claimed the Mexican crater named Chicxulub is the smoking gun of the dinosaurs' demise, and the media fell in line. Are there reasons to doubt the story?

Targeted SETI Search Hears Nothing

For this search, a team targeted 104 stars with planets discovered by the Kepler Telescope. Still nothing.

With Caveman Science, The Dream Is Alive

It's difficult to believe any other vaunted science than cosmology would be so rife with fact-free speculation. Well, maybe paleoanthropology, too.

Evolutionists' Storytelling Addiction

For professionals who should be concerned with evidence, many evolutionists are given to rampant speculation. The tipoff is usually a phrase like "may have," "could have," or "conceivably."

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.
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