"Convergent Evolution" Widespread at All Scales in Ocean
April 20, 2015
A study of marine tetrapods that "evolved" for ocean life shows "convergent evolution" rampant at all scales over "hundreds of millions of years."
Animal Excellence Exceeds Mere Survival
April 4, 2015
A tiny bird could live like other birds do without having to fly non-stop for 1,700 miles. Other examples abound of over-design in the animal world.
Darwinism as an April Fool Prank
April 1, 2015
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. April Fool!
Biomimetics Still Trending Up
March 28, 2015
The imitation of nature's designs (biomimetics) is all the rage, and shows no sign of slowing down.
Animals Wonderful and Bizarre
March 24, 2015
The variety of living organisms on our planet is astonishing and often surprising. Here are a few examples that have come to light in news reports.
March 20, 2015
Evolutionary articles often say that new data will cause them to rethink evolution. Maybe they're not thinking deeply enough.
Why Birds Don't Crash
March 18, 2015
A bird flying through a forest or city needs the reactions of a champion video gamer. It's got the software to do it.
Fudging Evolution to Avoid Falsification
March 12, 2015
Evolutionary theory follows Finagle's Rule #4: "Draw your curves, then plot your data."
Animal PhDs in Physics
March 3, 2015
Many animals and plants have mastered physics and chemistry. Engineers would do well to learn from them.
Darwinians Fill Gaps With Magic
February 17, 2015
Like rabbits in a magic show, things just "appear" on the Darwin stage. And like magicians, Darwinians don't reveal how the trick is done.
Darwin's Finches: What Evolved, the Birds or the Story?
February 12, 2015
Imagine spending 40 years of your life promoting Darwinian evolution with Galapagos finches, only to find out on Darwin Day that the birds hybridize and cross-breed.
Fun With Biomimetics
February 7, 2015
Here are new things we're learning from plants and animals, where nature is the engineering professor.
How to Respect a Crow
January 25, 2015
They're black and noisy, but the more you learn about crows, the more you will appreciate them—or at least respect them as you shoo them from your scarecrow.
Music Is a Human Thing
January 8, 2015
Many animals make sounds; birds and whales can sing; but there's nothing to compare with the human brain's capacity for music.
Is Animal Play Just an Evolutionary Survival Mechanism?
January 6, 2015
Yes, your dog enjoys play, say biologists, and so do birds, dolphins and many other kinds of animals. How did "having fun" evolve?