Big Science Needs to Repent
June 27, 2020
In a stunning rebuke, 22 scientists write in Nature that science needs humility and transparency.
Extinctions: A Playground for Darwin Storytellers
May 28, 2020
The fossils show that many species are gone from our planet. But explaining how they went extinct depends on one's worldview beliefs.
Guesswork in Carbon Dating Exposed
May 25, 2020
It's the best-known radiometric dating technique for recent events, but it relies on numerous shaky input measures.
Radiocarbon Assumptions Questioned
March 21, 2020
Every dating method involves assumptions, because historical sciences are not repeatable like laboratory experiments.
How Astrobiology Could Be Scientific
January 9, 2020
Despite its propensity for wild speculation about life in space, there's one way Astrobiology could provide useful science.
The Art of Translating Darwinese
November 12, 2019
Translating Darwinese primarily involves taking out the assumptions and assertions and seeing if anything is left.
Crucial Geological Proxy May Be Misinterpreted
November 11, 2019
Many inferences about past climate and evolution depend on a measurement with dubious interpretations.
Scientist, Heal Thyself
August 30, 2019
People who play "King's X" in the science lab had better be aware of their limitations and vulnerabilities.
Dating Method Assumptions Can Be Way Off
August 15, 2019
Poking holes in long-held assumptions can make you very unpopular.
Fallacious Assumptions Corrupt Science
January 8, 2019
Scientists are not immune from the attraction of primrose paths that lead to confirmation of their biases.
Crater Count Dating: Self-Secondaries Reduce Age Estimates
October 30, 2018
A standard method for inferring the ages of planetary surfaces continues to be plagued by bad assumptions.
Fossils Can Mislead Big Time
September 15, 2018
Claims about fossil patterns rely on methods and assumptions that have been proven wrong.
Mathematician and Geneticist Team Up to Correct Fisher’s Theorem
December 22, 2017
A new paper corrects errors in Fisher's Theorem, a mathematical "proof" of Darwinism. Rather than supporting evolution, the corrected theorem inverts it.
Is Dark Matter a Myth?
November 28, 2017
More precise tests continue to fail to find dark matter or dark energy. How long do scientists get to look for occult phenomena that may not be real?
Beware of Overconfident Dating Methods
October 27, 2017
Simplistic presentations about how scientists date rocks overlook the worldview assumptions involved.