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The Farce Awakens: More Just-So Stories for the Darwin Crowd

More examples of the art of Just-So Storytelling from evolutionary biologists and psychologists. Pick your winner!

So Where's the Evolution?

When you go looking for evolution and find stasis, has Darwin been falsified?

Fantastic Fossils Challenge Paradigms

A flood of amazing fossils from around the world has hit the news lines recently.

Amber Alert: New Discoveries in Old Sap

Even old pieces of amber in a museum drawer can reveal unexpected surprises.

Phenomenal Fossils

Recent fossil discoveries include some eye-openers and world records.

Flower in Amber Shows No Evolution

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

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

A kimberlite crater in Canada, said to be 53 million years old, yielded exquisitely preserved unfossilized wood.

Unevolved Arthropods Found in Amber

The new record holders look identical to those alive today.

Grebe Left Imaginary Dinosaur Feathers in Amber

“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.
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