Science Can Dumb Down, Corrupt, and Mislead the Public for Decades
February 13, 2015
It's impossible to present so-called scientific "findings" about the human mind that are morally neutral.
Social Darwinism Is Back
February 10, 2015
If you thought Social Darwinism went out with eugenics, look at what leaders of social policy are saying.
Evolutionary Anthropology as Religion
February 5, 2015
There's something magical about believing in evolutionary anthropology: a sense of numinous awe at how much they don't know but believe might be possible.
Language Came Before Neurons
February 3, 2015
Experiments hint at the precedence of mind before brain when it comes to language.... and love.
More Human-Evolution Contortions
January 30, 2015
Contrary data can be made to fit a theory if you know some good wrestling moves.
Evolution Is Not a Goddess
January 23, 2015
A reporter wonders what evolution was thinking when it gave us allergies.
Who's Dumber: Neanderthal or Paleoanthropologist?
January 21, 2015
The early-man tale by evolutionary anthropologists continues to unravel and display its absurdity.
Animals Come Pre-Equipped With Machinery
January 14, 2015
Guidance systems, compasses, switchboards, motors, robotic machines: we're talking about systems inside animals—and you.
Humans' Groovy Language Brain
January 12, 2015
More features are discovered that set humans apart from apes.
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?
The Silent Underground Network
December 15, 2014
Under your feet in the woods is a vast communication network where information technology keeps the ecosystem functioning.
Pathogens Don't Exist
December 10, 2014
It takes a partnership to have a disease, say two microbiologists who argue for ditching the word "pathogen."
Monday Morning Design Cheer
December 8, 2014
Start your week with nuggets of good news about all the things inventors are learning from animals, plants, and the human body.
Mosquitoes Developed a Taste for Human Blood Recently
December 1, 2014
An experiment with disease-carrying mosquitoes in Africa showed a surprising result: they switched to human blood just thousands of years ago.
Schizophrenia: Diagnosis or Delusion?
November 30, 2014
Much as psychiatrists would like to help the afflicted, it doesn't help to affix an empty label to an imprecise condition.