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Body Diversity Threatens to Undermine Paleoanthropology

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

It's a material world, except when you need truth, justice, and the scientific way.

Biomimetics Still Trending Up

The imitation of nature's designs (biomimetics) is all the rage, and shows no sign of slowing down.

Stone Tools Still Have Animal Residue

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

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.

Rethinking Evolution

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

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

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

Evolutionary theory follows Finagle's Rule #4: "Draw your curves, then plot your data."

Scientific Method Evolves

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

Not again: another jawbone is making the rounds in the human-evolution saga.

Freedom: The Best Conservation Strategy

Do-gooder environmentalists trying to save the Amazon rainforests make the problem worse.

Backward Wiring of Eye Retina Confirmed as Optimal

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

It's not just quantum mechanics that's weird. Reality—no matter the scientific foundation—is weird, too.

Ghost of Scientific Racism Not Busted

A 1920 science project was "preposterous and disgraceful," but have today's scientists learned the lesson?
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