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?
SETI Preacher Prophesies
September 2, 2014
One of the leading lights of SETI describes why he believes aliens will be found.
Peer Reviewed Science Can Mislead in a Major Way
September 1, 2014
Sociology is under scrutiny, but the issues apply to all of science.
Overcoming Fear of Nature with Joy
August 28, 2014
We wouldn't have to re-wild kids if we didn't un-wild them in the first place, a cognitive ethologist says about childhood fear of nature.
Scientists as Sex Counselors
August 22, 2014
To what extent should scientists presume to offer advice about sexual matters?
Pygmies and Sherpas Are People, Not Evolved Genes
August 20, 2014
Some scientists and reporters are too eager to attach the word "evolution" to human beings who have particular genetic traits.