DNA in Amber Doesn't Last Long
September 17, 2013
Claims of ancient DNA hundreds of thousands of years old may be false. No DNA was found in an insect encased in amber said to be 10,600 years old.
Understanding Jumping by Leaps and Bounds: Geared Insect and Leaping Plant
September 16, 2013
Two clever examples of leaping have been found in the living world, adding to the catalog of clever ways life gets around.
What's a Hairy Wood Ant Good For?
August 31, 2013
A humble, rare ant might help humans learn how to communicate better with networks. It's just one of many ways nature is inspiring technology that approaches perfection.
Survival of the Weakest
August 21, 2013
If "sometimes it pays to be a weakling," what does that mean for 154 years of Darwinian teaching about survival of the fittest? What does it mean, further, when sexual selection doesn't work?
Imagination Cures Falsifications of Darwinism
August 12, 2013
How many show-stoppers does it take to stop a show? With Darwinism, the show goes on despite multiple falsifications. The trick is to imagine solutions that don't require evidence.
More Reasons to Imitate Living Designs
August 11, 2013
The gold rush is on! Designs in the living world are inspiring technologies that are superior to old fashioned human ingenuity, and environmentally friendly, too.
Engineers Chase Animals
July 26, 2013
Inspired by the wisdom inherent in living organisms, inventors and engineers are finding bright ideas.
"Extreme Convergence" Strains Credibility of Darwinism
July 22, 2013
When completely unrelated animals or plants display the same engineering solution, is it reasonable to assume a blind, unguided process of selection achieved improbable outcomes multiple times? Is calling it "convergent evolution" meaningful? Here are three examples.
Do Honeycombs Just Happen, or Do Bees Design Them?
July 19, 2013
The idea that honeycombs in beehives self-assemble is as old as Darwin. A new study claims to reinforce the idea, yet honeybees are not just bystanders in the process.
Fossil Follies and Mysteries
July 11, 2013
Silently, fossils speak from the earth, requiring translation and interpretation by humans who didn't see when they were laid to rest.
Animal and Plant Tricks
July 10, 2013
There's no end of amazing tricks in the living world – adaptations that aid their success. Finding them is one thing. Explaining them is another.
New Biomimetics Projects
July 7, 2013
These recently-reported attempts to mimic nature show that the biomimetics revolution continues, with no end in sight.
Bizarre Creatures With Incredible Design
July 3, 2013
Animals, whether living or fossil, often show surprising tricks of sensation, adaptation, or ornamentation.
Living Design Inspires Design
June 24, 2013
Engineers continue to look to the living world for solutions to practical problems. One of them is as close as your skin.
Do Confusing Branches Add up to a Darwin Tree?
June 5, 2013
Evolutionists routinely try to construct parts of Darwin's grand "tree of life" from fossils and genes. Do the parts come together as expected?