Parasites Can Help the Ecology
March 16, 2014
A parasitologist suggests that parasites don't just rob and steal; they usually do good as functional players in an ecosystem.
Cosmos TV Relies on Imagination, Not Science
March 10, 2014
The first episode of the new Cosmos TV series makes it clear that imagination is its main message.
Children Are Little Geniuses
March 9, 2014
There's a lot of talent in the heads of those little toddlers.
Record Impact on Moon Ups Cratering Rate Estimates
March 2, 2014
The brilliant flash lasted 8 seconds on 9/11 – 2013, that is – the brightest impact ever witnessed on the moon.
Science Without Ethics Is Dangerous
February 23, 2014
Science cannot operate with ethics. Ugly things can happen when scientists ignore ethical boundaries.
Archaeologist Walks a Mile for Camel Smoke
February 20, 2014
History should provide warnings to those who say the Bible is wrong. Did camels arrive in Israel too late for Abraham?
The Human Being Is a Valuable Design
February 17, 2014
There's more amazing technology going on inside you than meets the eye. Should not human life be honored and protected?
Darwin Day Came and Went
February 12, 2014
Except among certain special-interest groups, Darwin Day seems to have been a non-event, but one Darwinist won an award for Censor of the Year.
Downfall of Homo antecessor, Ancestor in Name Only
February 10, 2014
Details make the story of Homo antecessor an improbable tale of human evolution.
Fact Checkers, Spin Doctors Go to Work After Creation Debate
February 5, 2014
Neither side feels their champion scored a clear victory in the creation debate. Now it's time to evaluate who had the better facts and logic under fire.
Bill Nye Scores on Debate Presentation if Not Logic
February 4, 2014
In the widely-publicized debate with Ken Ham, Bill Nye could not account for the laws of logic, but it won't matter to many listeners wooed by his charm.
Darwin or Pasteur: Who Deserves a Day?
February 2, 2014
A Victorian evolutionist and a Victorian creationist get good press, as long as it's religion-free. Which one actually did more for science?
Scientists Get Religion Wrong While Eyeing Takeover
January 31, 2014
To usurp religion, a scientist would need to know both his target and his resources.
Sexual Selection Is a Zombie Idea
January 24, 2014
An evolutionary ecologist sets up the Darwinian story of male-female facial differences only to debunk them.
Materialists Shoot Themselves in the Foot
January 19, 2014
In science, it's never wise to propose a self-refuting theory.