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?
Scientific Referencing Perpetuates Myths
March 16, 2017
Most scientific papers contain numerous references. Rather than enhancing scholarship, careless referencing can sometimes advance zombie science.
Stem Cell Headlines
March 15, 2017
Here's a list of news reports about stem cells for those interested in either health or bioethics.
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.
March 13, 2017
Every time a new fossil turns up, a theory quakes. New evidence can subject a theory to the falsification test.
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.
Searching for Life for Personal Glory
March 6, 2017
Are origin-of-life seekers really trying to understand life, or are they seeking fame and prizes?
Strange and Wonderful Animals Explored
March 5, 2017
Look at what scientists are learning about some common animals, and others not so common.