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Archive Classic: The Evolution of Electrical Engineering: An Imaginary Tale

This CEH entry from Jan 17, 2007 contains a lesson still important today.

Landslides on Pluto Happened Quickly

If Pluto is really 4.6 billion years old, something happened almost instantaneously out there some time ago. In planetary science, where experts are accustomed to thinking everything is billions of years old, sudden unique events present problems. Almost everything should have settled down by now into a routine. One can certainly argue for exceptions, where […]

Fake Spider Scares Experts

  Yet Another Fake Fossil Published in a Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal! What’s going on in paleontology? by Jerry Bergman, PhD The headline of a creation website announced in bold letters, “Fake spider fossil passes peer review!”[1] It then asked, “What lessons should be learnt?” The first lesson is, although the common claim, at least by […]

Antimatter Claim Overblown

Talk about taking a 'possibility' to an extreme. Does the universe exist because of a fluke?

Will Dark Matter Hunters Ever Give Up?

The history of dark matter searches is a long string of non-detections. When does theory have to face reality?

Is Climate Change An Existential Threat?

There's an uncanny parallel between climate change and evolution: which is, how skeptics of the consensus are treated.

Radiocarbon Assumptions Questioned

Every dating method involves assumptions, because historical sciences are not repeatable like laboratory experiments.

Small Animals Strut Their Stuff

Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.

Smart Devices

Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.

Dinosaur DNA Found!

Deep-timers had a big enough problem with collagen and melanosomes. But DNA should be long gone. 75 million years? No way!

Mars InSighters and Mars InBlinders

The Mars Insight lander has been on the red planet for a year, looking for evidence of geological activity and life.

Desperation to Keep Dinosaur Soft Tissue Old

The big guns are out to prove dinosaur blood vessels and collagen really can last tens of millions of years. Do they succeed?

SETI Wants Your Money to Look at Nothing

Since one cannot prove a universal negative, SETI believers can search forever without accountability.

Bumblebees Are Misnamed

They don't bumble. They use efficient techniques to get the most bang of weightlifting for the buck of wing flaps.

Tomfoolery in OOL

Origin-of-life scientists know chemistry, but not logic.
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