Body Diversity Threatens to Undermine Paleoanthropology
March 30, 2015
People don't all look the same today; body types vary tremendously. Why should we assume differently about the past?
Secular Scientists Rely on Biblical Values
March 29, 2015
It's a material world, except when you need truth, justice, and the scientific way.
Biomimetics Still Trending Up
March 28, 2015
The imitation of nature's designs (biomimetics) is all the rage, and shows no sign of slowing down.
Stone Tools Still Have Animal Residue
March 25, 2015
Claimed to be half a million years old, stone tools found in Israel still contain traces of animal fat and vegetable matter.
Save Your Eyes: Take a Hike
March 21, 2015
An epidemic of myopia is swamping Asian health care institutions. The cause could depend on what side of the front door you tend to be.
March 20, 2015
Evolutionary articles often say that new data will cause them to rethink evolution. Maybe they're not thinking deeply enough.
How to Doubt a Consensus
March 16, 2015
You don't need to be a "denialist." Just read the fine print in their own publications, and understand the limits of science.
The Politics of Happiness
March 14, 2015
Sometimes scientists get it right, and sometimes they get it wrong. Humans are too complex to fit pet theories, but even scientists can notice what works.
Fudging Evolution to Avoid Falsification
March 12, 2015
Evolutionary theory follows Finagle's Rule #4: "Draw your curves, then plot your data."
Scientific Method Evolves
March 11, 2015
There is no scientific method. There are customary procedures that depend on the field; these are subject to mutation and artificial selection.
Another "Oldest Homo" Contender Alleged
March 5, 2015
Not again: another jawbone is making the rounds in the human-evolution saga.
Freedom: The Best Conservation Strategy
February 28, 2015
Do-gooder environmentalists trying to save the Amazon rainforests make the problem worse.
Backward Wiring of Eye Retina Confirmed as Optimal
February 27, 2015
You can't get any better performance out of an eyeball than the way it's designed, backward wiring and all.
Classical Physics Is Non-Deterministic
February 26, 2015
It's not just quantum mechanics that's weird. Reality—no matter the scientific foundation—is weird, too.
Ghost of Scientific Racism Not Busted
February 25, 2015
A 1920 science project was "preposterous and disgraceful," but have today's scientists learned the lesson?