The Lone Ranger vs the Big Science Consensus
March 23, 2017
National Geographic retells the lonely battle of J Harlen Bretz against the scientific establishment, and what made them so pig-headed.
Think Critically About Everything But Evolution
March 22, 2017
Researchers found that courses in critical thinking help humanities students overcome pseudoscience. One important pseudoscience, though, is not in their list.
Water Theories Evaporate
March 20, 2017
After decades of telling the public comets brought Earth's water, scientists are giving up on the idea. It was volcanoes, now they say.
Time to Re-Mind the Brain
March 19, 2017
A radical rethink is needed to understand the brain, a neuroscientist complains. A radical rethink is needed to understand human exceptionalism, too.
Craters: Seeing Fake Patterns
March 18, 2017
Biologists build on models from geologists who build on models from planetologists. But what if the bottom model is false?
Nature Values Independent Science Journalism
March 17, 2017
Are independent science reporters less credible than the big players? Given Big Media's awful track record, the journal editors welcome alternatives.
Scientific Referencing Perpetuates Myths
March 16, 2017
Most scientific papers contain numerous references. Rather than enhancing scholarship, careless referencing can sometimes advance zombie science.
Researchers Lie to Subjects
March 15, 2017
In order to test human responses, some psychologists intentionally lie to volunteers. Is the "science" of manipulation justifiable?
Secular Evolution Drives Smart People Insane
March 14, 2017
It's hard to say this delicately, but if left-leaning evolutionists really believe these things, they are certifiably wacko.
Scientism Fails Another Defense
March 12, 2017
A physicist's latest attempt to justify scientism reveals a deplorable ignorance of history, logic and philosophy of science.
Weekend Biomimetics Showcase
March 11, 2017
The focus in biology these days is on design. Here's evidence.
Design of Life Update: Marine Biology
March 10, 2017
The animal stars of Illustra Media's "Design of Life" documentaries are still in the news: this time, whales, dolphins, fish and sea turtles.
Design of Life Update: Birds
March 9, 2017
Illustra Media’s Design of Life documentaries only began to explore the marvels of life. In this entry, we look at more wonders among birds. Eggs come in a variety of sizes and shapes, as shown in a rapid-fire series in the Illustra film. In an “Egg Mythbuster” piece, Phys.org explains why some eggs are pear-shaped. […]
Design of Life Update: Butterflies
March 8, 2017
Illustra Media’s trilogy of documentaries only began to uncover the wonders of life. Here are updates on the series’ featured animals, this one on butterflies. Watch an amazing time-lapse video of butterfly wings developing in the chrysalis made by Nipam Patel of University of California at Berkeley. His lab assistant was able to extract tissue […]
Astrobiology’s Fantasy Universe
March 7, 2017
The media glosses over difficulties in its blind quest to look for the 'emergence' of life on other planets.