Felicitous Fossils Facilitate Phylogenetic Fabling
May 31, 2013
Here are some recent fossil finds that, whether they fit or not, are claimed to shed light on evolution.
Fresh Impacts Viewed on Mars, Moon
May 21, 2013
New impacts observed on the moon and Mars allow space scientists to learn about crater formation in near real time. What conclusions can be drawn?
Out-of-Order Fossils Make Darwinists Wave Hands
May 16, 2013
When a fossil violates Darwinist expectations, it never falsifies the theory. It just creates a new round of imaginative gesticulations.
Darwin's Tree of Life is a Tangled Bramble Bush
May 15, 2013
Researchers at Vanderbilt University are tied up in knots trying to locate Darwin's branching tree in contradictory data.
Moon Water and Magnetism Mystifies Astronomers
May 12, 2013
Two mysteries from the moon are forcing revisions to textbooks. One concerns water in moon minerals. The other concerns the moon's magnetic field.
Buried Treasure Found Under the Ocean: DNA
May 11, 2013
The most information-rich medium known to man has been found in abundance under the sea, but man didn't put it there.
Dinosaur Evolution Story Survives In Spite of Evidence
May 3, 2013
The evolutionary story of extinction and the rise of dinosaurs faces challenges, but survives when the glue of imagination holds fragmentary evidence together.
Intact Dinosaur Skin Found
May 2, 2013
Some material that flaked off a fossil in Alberta was not stone; it was dinosaur skin. Discoverers were excited and puzzled: how could it last so long?
Saturn's Rings Impacted by Meteoroids
April 30, 2013
Cassini has observed clouds of dust from meteoroids hitting the rings. The data will "impact" theories of the rings' origin and age.
Major Cosmic Questions Remain Unanswered
April 28, 2013
Some basic ideas about physics and astronomy remain so mysterious, and their explanations so flexible, they may lead some to question whether they should be called "hard sciences."
Coelacanth: Making the Most of an Unevolved Fish
April 18, 2013
The coelacanth genome has been sequenced. Does it show evidence for evolution? Only to those with a good imagination.
Titan's Methane Still Puzzles Scientists
April 16, 2013
The methane in Titan's atmosphere should be long gone, and may be disappearing soon, planetologists say.
Intact Protein Remnants Found in Dinosaur Eggs
April 10, 2013
A new record for soft tissue in a dinosaur fossil was reported in Nature: collagen in dinosaur eggs from the early Jurassic.
Using Finagle's Rules in Cosmology
April 10, 2013
Fudging and finagling often underlie the confident-sounding claims of cosmologists.
Bimbo Eruptions in the Solar System
April 6, 2013
Planetary origin theories come across as popular and charismatic, till some little moon pops off and says, "Yoo-hoo! Remember me?"