Of Planets and People
September 29, 2014
Here's a quick tour of the planets to see what's newsworthy.
Of Minds and Men
September 28, 2014
So many psychological theories have come and gone; does anything remain worth clinging to?
Of Molecules and Men
September 27, 2014
Atoms and molecules are tiny but can have a big influence on the habitability of planets and astrobiologists' theories about them.
Entrepreneurs Seek to Cure Ageing
September 26, 2014
Could scientists cure ageing, allowing humans to live Old Testament lifespans? A contest is on to fix the "chronic disease" of growing old.
Inflation Claim Crumbles into Dust
September 25, 2014
The much-hyped proof of cosmic inflation a few months ago has been discredited, revealing more about how science is done in the media age than about reality.
Darwinians Accept Murder as an Evolutionary Strategy
September 22, 2014
Chimps do what comes naturally: murder each other. Who's to argue if natural selection found it to be an effective strategy?
Is Science Free of Miracles?
September 21, 2014
"No miracles" is a favorite phrase by an evolutionist who finds that perplexing problems always "yield to evolutionary thinking."
Can Science Define the Common Good?
September 20, 2014
While attempting to tell us how fairness evolved for selfish reasons, evolutionists want to push for the "common good."
Face Up: Can Evolution Be Thanked?
September 19, 2014
The uniqueness of human faces has fallen to a Darwinian story, for which we are to say "thanks to evolution."
NAS Social Scientists Campaign for Consensus Indoctrination
September 18, 2014
Some social scientists in the National Academy of Sciences consider it their duty to persuade the public that science is always right.
Findings Spur New Ethical Challenges
September 16, 2014
Some researchers are pushing harder for human embryonic stem cells over induced pluripotent stem cells. Other news overlapping with ethics is noted in this entry.
Big Bang's Lithium Problem Gets More Problematic
September 15, 2014
There's no escape; new measurements show far less lithium than predicted by the big bang, and more fine tuning than would be expected by chance.
The Miller Experiment Is Dead; Long Live the Miller Experiment
September 12, 2014
The image of Stanley Miller pondering his spark-discharge apparatus is too valuable an icon to toss on the trash heap of history.
Scientific Claims Are Reversible
September 11, 2014
How much confidence can the public put in scientific claims today, given that some long-lived dogmas have been reversed?
Body Wonders at the Cellular Level
September 10, 2014
If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.