Animal PhDs in Physics
March 3, 2015
Many animals and plants have mastered physics and chemistry. Engineers would do well to learn from them.
Triassic Trackways Are Unique
March 2, 2015
Secular geologists claim that unique conditions prevailed when trackways were made by tetrapods in Triassic strata. Is this special pleading?
The Physics of Long Necks
March 1, 2015
Long-necked sauropods faced a fundamental problem in physics when stooping down to drink.
Freedom: The Best Conservation Strategy
February 28, 2015
Do-gooder environmentalists trying to save the Amazon rainforests make the problem worse.
Backward Wiring of Eye Retina Confirmed as Optimal
February 27, 2015
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
February 26, 2015
It's not just quantum mechanics that's weird. Reality—no matter the scientific foundation—is weird, too.
Epigenome Project Finds Symphony in Cells
February 21, 2015
If all cells have the same genome, why do they look and act differently? The epigenome conducts each part in the symphony.
"Natural Evil" May Be Broken Good
February 16, 2015
Things in nature we consider nasty are sometimes good systems that have broken.
Can an Evolved Brain Choose Good and Evil?
February 15, 2015
If the brain evolved, wouldn't anything the mind does be determined by forces beyond one's control?
Social Darwinism Is Back
February 10, 2015
If you thought Social Darwinism went out with eugenics, look at what leaders of social policy are saying.
Fun With Biomimetics
February 7, 2015
Here are new things we're learning from plants and animals, where nature is the engineering professor.
Mammals vs. Evolution
February 6, 2015
Whether living or fossilized, mammals do not tell an evolutionary story.
Evolutionary Anthropology as Religion
February 5, 2015
There's something magical about believing in evolutionary anthropology: a sense of numinous awe at how much they don't know but believe might be possible.
Language Came Before Neurons
February 3, 2015
Experiments hint at the precedence of mind before brain when it comes to language.... and love.
Big Science Faces Credibility Gap
February 2, 2015
Many people skeptical of scientific consensus are not uninformed or scientifically illiterate, study shows.