Bach to the Feature: Music More Cognitive Than Language
September 8, 2013
The ability for the human mind to gauge hierarchical structures in music over the span of lengthy works suggests that we exercise greater cognition in that skill than in language.
Ethical Stem Cells Can Be Used Unethically
September 1, 2013
Induced pluripotent stem cells allow researchers to ethically create any cell type from an adult cell, raising hopes for regenerative medicine. Eyebrows started to raise recently, though, when labs grew brains with them and turned others into sperm and egg cells.
Psychotherapy Has a Shrink
August 27, 2013
For better or worse, the practice of psychotherapy is shrinking, reports say.
Scientists Are Not Experts on Values
August 18, 2013
The "fact-value split" is a dubious distinction, illustrated by several recent articles. Scientists cannot act as if their findings are values-free.
Secrets of Sight
August 16, 2013
The number of processes involved in eyesight continues to grow, adding more focus and clarity to the miracle of vision.
Meet Your New Teacher, Prof. Neanderthal
August 14, 2013
Far from being dumb brutes stuck in caves, Neanderthals may have taught modern people techniques that are still used today.
Thank Evolution that Nothing Is Evil (or Good)
August 1, 2013
When evolutionists discuss the evolution of war, or of monogamy, or of religion, they rob mankind of any basis for judging good and evil.
More Evidence for Epigenetic Controls on Genetics
July 31, 2013
Epigenetics has become a hot topic in biology. There are players "above DNA"– some heritable – that may be more important than the genetic code itself.
From Hunter-Gatherer to Modern Farmer
July 28, 2013
Here are some headlines concerning early man and the ongoing struggle by humans to improve life.
Toddler Beats Artificial Intelligence Computers
July 25, 2013
Artificial intelligence, despite decades of work, still cannot match some of the mental capabilities of a 3-year-old. Computers have no common sense.
Cassini Shoots "Blue Dot" of Earth
July 24, 2013
Another epic photo of Earth from space was taken on July 19 of Earth from Saturn by Cassini, and released on July 22. From Mercury, the MESSENGER spacecraft also portrayed Earth as a small dot.
"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.
Ancient Text Found in Jerusalem from David's Time
July 12, 2013
Inscriptions are rare but valuable artifacts in archaeology. Though short and simple, a fragmentary inscription on a jug sets a record as the oldest ever found in Jerusalem, from the era of David and Solomon or before.
New Biomimetics Projects
July 7, 2013
These recently-reported attempts to mimic nature show that the biomimetics revolution continues, with no end in sight.
Farming Came Too Late in the Evolutionary Timetable
July 6, 2013
Even with generous dates of 10,000 years for the origin of farming, what were modern humans doing for tens of thousands of years or more?