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Weekend Biomimetics Parade

Here's a quick list of exciting news about how imitation of nature's designs is leading to wonderful inventions.

Secularists Use Intelligent Design Reasoning

Data from a star are hard to reconcile with natural causes. Are super-intelligent aliens at work?

Protein Residue Found on Hominin Stone Tools

Would you expect pieces of meat to survive on flakes of rock in the desert for 250,000 years?

Two if By Sea: Earliest Americans Boated Down the Coast

The textbook theory of the first migration to the Americas across a land bridge is "dead in the water."

Materialists Have No Theory of Human Dignity

People logically make the connection between human exceptionalism and dignity, but scientific materialism cannot supply either.

Darwinism as All-Purpose Fiction Plot

No scientific rigor needed. Just say "It evolved."

Non-Darwinian Biological Change

Scientists find many examples of biological change that do not fit the mutation-selection paradigm.

Silly Stories Demean Science

If science had an icon like the Statue of Liberty, she would be hanging her head in disgrace for what passes for science these days.

Let Your Mind Marvel at Its Brain

Amazing processes go on in the physical brain that most of our minds do not even know about.

Scientists Can Be Inept Philosophers

An undergrad philosopher could make mince meat out of some scientists' claims.

Bacteria You Can Love

Wrongly feared only as agents of disease, many bacteria are allies in our quest for health.

More Upsets in Human Origins Stories

When it comes to a consensus on how humans evolved, there's no "there" there.

Media Perpetuates Lazy Thinking

Lazy reporters don't do their homework, two critics in different fields complain.

Adult Stem Cells Continue to Show Promise

Ethical stem cells from adult tissues make more news than embryonic stem cells.

Sleep on It: Housekeeping Night Crew Works Swing Shift

Why do we sleep? A new theory identifies a vital purpose for those seemingly lost hours.
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