Tiger in Oil and Other Surprising Fossils
September 9, 2013
Deposits in North and South America reveal a rich diversity of mammals discovered by oil workers, some fossils in the oil.
Fearsome-Looking Terror Bird May Have Been Vegan
August 30, 2013
You can't judge a book by it's cover. In the same way, you can't assume a large extinct bird with a huge beak was a terror-raising predator.
Fossilization Requires Special Conditions
August 20, 2013
A science writer wrote a semi-amusing account on how to become a fossil. In so doing, he pointed out that fossilization is a very rare fate for most organisms.
Discovering Mammals, Dead and Alive
August 15, 2013
Two mammal discoveries made the news this week: a cuddly one and a fossil. Do they tell evolutionary tales?
Imagination Cures Falsifications of Darwinism
August 12, 2013
How many show-stoppers does it take to stop a show? With Darwinism, the show goes on despite multiple falsifications. The trick is to imagine solutions that don't require evidence.
Jurassic Mammal: Puzzle or Prize for Darwin?
August 9, 2013
Two recently-reported Jurassic mammal fossils can be seen as puzzles for evolutionary theory, or confirmations of it – depending on the reporter.
Birds and Their Evolution (or Design)
July 30, 2013
Several recent science papers try to find evolution in bird brains, genes, and behaviors. Do they succeed?
News About Your Favorite Dinosaurs
July 24, 2013
T. Rex, Triceratops and other stars of the age of dinosaurs have made news lately. Here are some recent dinosaur findings.
Longevity of DNA Estimated
July 18, 2013
How long can DNA survive in a fossil? Claims of ancient DNA can be compared with a new estimate based on a crime scene.
Muscle Power Is Designed, Not Evolutionary
July 13, 2013
The wonder of muscle inspires both awe at its design and opportunities for evolutionary storytelling.
Fossil Follies and Mysteries
July 11, 2013
Silently, fossils speak from the earth, requiring translation and interpretation by humans who didn't see when they were laid to rest.
Underwater Forest Discovered: How Old?
July 9, 2013
Sixty feet down in Gulf waters off the coast of Alabama, stumps of an old cypress forest have appeared. How can they be 52,000 years old when the wood still smells like cypress? The discovery was reported by Live Science. It includes a five-minute video tour of the area which the discoverers are keeping secret […]
Bizarre Creatures With Incredible Design
July 3, 2013
Animals, whether living or fossil, often show surprising tricks of sensation, adaptation, or ornamentation.
Are These Horse Genes Really 700,000 Years Old?
June 27, 2013
News sites are celebrating a "spectacular" new record for fossil DNA, claiming horse genes found in permafrost are 700,000 years old, placing the common ancestor two million years earlier than thought.
Is This Primate a Prime Mate?
June 9, 2013
The news media jumped onto claims that a tiny primate fossil is an ancestor of human beings, when it is really an amazing example of biological miniaturization.