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Archive Classic: Evolution Goes Forward, Backward and Sideways

This is a reprint from 12/19/07. It is still worth thinking about.

Galaxy Evolution Problem: A Case Study in Criticizing Paradigms

"When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it," say scientists who found problems with the leading theory of galaxy evolution.

Lunar Tunes: Do Impacts Ring a Bell?

By looking at current dust and craters, cosmologists think they can hear the echoes of an impact that created the moon. Is that lunar, or looney?

Silly Science Gets a Pass

It's not just that science doesn't know the following claims. It cannot know them – yet few are the reporters laughing out loud.

A Beautiful Mind in a Beautiful Brain

Neuroscience has gathered much interesting data, but still is clueless about how a mind emerges from a brain.

Anti-Creation Rhetoric Lacks Creativity

One would think, after so many decades, the secular scientists would come up with some original arguments for combating their favorite nemesis, the creationists.

To Be Habitable, a Planet Needs Inhabitants

In a chicken-or-egg conundrum, astrobiologists are asking whether inhabitants are needed to make a planet habitable.

Comb Jellies Force Evolutionists into Absurd Hypotheses

Could something as complex as a nervous system evolve twice independently? That's what Darwinists are saying after looking at the genes of comb jellies.

Antimatter Conundrum Remains After Precision Test

Why isn't the universe half ordinary matter and half antimatter? Both should have emerged from a big bang.

Sperm Cells Gain Respect

Millions of tadpole-like sperm cells rush to fertilize one egg. They deserve more respect than they often get.

Astrobiology Hopes Dim with Exoplanet Findings

Harsh "space weather" around dim red dwarf stars may make planets uninhabitable. "Godzilla Earths" may not fare much better.

Scientists Want to Toss Peer Review

It has been a criterion of science, but peer review is loaded with problems and probably should be replaced.

When Is a Fossil Not a Fossil? Oldest "Fossil" Debunked

Certain trace fossils said to be 3.45 billion years old are probably not fossils at all, a reassessment finds.

Secular Scientists Continue to Push Leftist Agendas

Evidence is abundant that secular science organizations and their media outlets are committed to leftist positions on a variety of issues, even on subjects outside of science.

Virus Motors Show Mechanical Design

A virus efficiently packs its DNA into its capsule with a powerful molecular motor working against repulsive forces.
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