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Why Just Five Digits on Tetrapod Limbs?

Two family members each possessing an extra digit on each limb find that having a sixth finger is beneficial and useful.

Illustra Media Celebrates Animal Diversity

A new short film from Illustra Media is sure to delight children – and adults, too.

Inserting Darwin Where He Doesn’t Belong

Chuck-in-the-Box keeps popping up in scientific literature having nothing to do with his theory.

Super Designs in Amazing Animals, Part I

Animals of all kinds, sizes and shapes have mastered physical principles in astonishing ways.

Unusual Fossils Call for Unusual Explanations

Some recent fossil finds require creative storytelling, but the science is the data –not the story.

Natural Selection: Darwin’s All-Purpose Magic Wand

If it exists, it evolved. How? By natural selection. How does that work? It makes things evolve. That's all you need to know.

Mencken’s Law at Work in Science

The intuitive solution to a problem can be actually more harmful than the problem itself.

Misinterpreting Fossil Graveyards

Fossils are real, but the stories concocted to explain how mixed-up animals became buried together involve assumptions.

Science Media Tolerates Silliness

As long as you are a secular Darwinian, you can get away with anything. Are Aliens Ignoring Us? Maybe We’re Already Their Captives in a ‘Galactic Zoo’ (Live Science). You can use “maybe” to tell any tall tale. Mindy Waisberger gets away with imagining, in a “science” media site, that space aliens—for which there is […]

Living Fossil Giant Bee Challenges Evolution

Describing insects fossilized in amber is a matter of observable fact. Describing how they "evolved" is storytelling.

Carnivorous Plants Show Attention to Detail

Two plants that baffled Darwin are best admired for their design than for their evolution. Most people have seen the hinged snap-shut cages of the Venus flytrap. Some know that the insides of the leaves have three trigger hairs each, which must be touched twice in succession at a minimum interval of time for the […]

Humans May Have a Residual Magnetic Sense

Could our ancestors have navigated by Earth’s magnetic field? Some scientists believe they have evidence. Japanese scientists have replicated experiments with human subjects first tried at Caltech. According to Science Daily, they believe they have found evidence for an ancient magnetic sense in humans. Many animals, such as migratory birds and sea turtles, have a […]

The Best Science Imitates Nature

Biomimetics has everything science desires: inspiration, motivation, understanding, and application. What’s not to like about biomimetics? It’s amazing. It’s interesting. Kids can like it. Parents can steer kids into careers in science with it. It’s usually ethical and non-controversial. And we can all benefit from the discoveries that are leading to applied understanding that comes […]

Amazing Preservation Fails to Shock Evolutionists

The first question ought to be, how can such things survive hundreds of thousands or millions of years?

Snake Bites Darwin

The origin of snakes and snake venom has become more puzzling to believers in Darwinian evolution.
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