Indonesian Cave Paintings Shake Up Art History
October 14, 2014
Asians were not supposed to be so culturally talented 40,000 years ago, but their cave art shows the same finesse seen in contemporary European caves.
Is Scientism Ready for E.T.?
October 12, 2014
In speculating about the impact of extraterrestrials on world religions, an author neglected the impact on his own.
Robots Imitate Life
October 11, 2014
The goal of robotics is to imitate what humans and animals make look easy.
Of Minds and Men
September 28, 2014
So many psychological theories have come and gone; does anything remain worth clinging to?
Entrepreneurs Seek to Cure Ageing
September 26, 2014
Could scientists cure ageing, allowing humans to live Old Testament lifespans? A contest is on to fix the "chronic disease" of growing old.
How the Scientist Got His Just-So Story
September 23, 2014
A case of scientific racism? An anthropologist studied living Kalahari Bushmen for clues to the evolution of cognition.
Darwinians Accept Murder as an Evolutionary Strategy
September 22, 2014
Chimps do what comes naturally: murder each other. Who's to argue if natural selection found it to be an effective strategy?
Is Science Free of Miracles?
September 21, 2014
"No miracles" is a favorite phrase by an evolutionist who finds that perplexing problems always "yield to evolutionary thinking."
Can Science Define the Common Good?
September 20, 2014
While attempting to tell us how fairness evolved for selfish reasons, evolutionists want to push for the "common good."
Face Up: Can Evolution Be Thanked?
September 19, 2014
The uniqueness of human faces has fallen to a Darwinian story, for which we are to say "thanks to evolution."
NAS Social Scientists Campaign for Consensus Indoctrination
September 18, 2014
Some social scientists in the National Academy of Sciences consider it their duty to persuade the public that science is always right.
Findings Spur New Ethical Challenges
September 16, 2014
Some researchers are pushing harder for human embryonic stem cells over induced pluripotent stem cells. Other news overlapping with ethics is noted in this entry.
Scientific Claims Are Reversible
September 11, 2014
How much confidence can the public put in scientific claims today, given that some long-lived dogmas have been reversed?
Body Wonders at the Cellular Level
September 10, 2014
If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.
When Spirituality Intersects Science
September 7, 2014
Who saved the Ebola-stricken doctor, God or science? What is science's take on whether to flee or fight terrorism? Why should a scientist be honest?