The Farce Awakens: More Just-So Stories for the Darwin Crowd
December 16, 2015
More examples of the art of Just-So Storytelling from evolutionary biologists and psychologists. Pick your winner!
So Where's the Evolution?
July 30, 2015
When you go looking for evolution and find stasis, has Darwin been falsified?
Fantastic Fossils Challenge Paradigms
November 7, 2014
A flood of amazing fossils from around the world has hit the news lines recently.
Amber Alert: New Discoveries in Old Sap
August 5, 2014
Even old pieces of amber in a museum drawer can reveal unexpected surprises.
July 15, 2014
Recent fossil discoveries include some eye-openers and world records.
Flower in Amber Shows No Evolution
January 5, 2014
The details in a flower said to be 100 million years old look just like those in modern flowers.
DNA in Amber Doesn't Last Long
September 17, 2013
Claims of ancient DNA hundreds of thousands of years old may be false. No DNA was found in an insect encased in amber said to be 10,600 years old.
Pristine Wood Found in Diamond Crater
September 19, 2012
A kimberlite crater in Canada, said to be 53 million years old, yielded exquisitely preserved unfossilized wood.
Unevolved Arthropods Found in Amber
August 28, 2012
The new record holders look identical to those alive today.
Grebe Left Imaginary Dinosaur Feathers in Amber
September 15, 2011
“Dinosaur feathers” are all over the news again, thanks to a paper in Science revealing feathers in amber found in Canada. But whose feathers are they? Inferences from other sources, not from the amber, were brought into the interpretation, even though the discoverers admitted, “There is currently no way to refer the feathers in amber with certainty to either birds or the rare small theropods from the area.” And modern-looking feathers of diving birds like grebes were also found in the same amber, leading to numerous questions about what can rightly be inferred from the fossils themselves. No matter; most of the media loved the evolutionary implications and trotted out their headlines that feather evolution from dinosaur to bird has been proven.