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Big Science Needs to Repent

In a stunning rebuke, 22 scientists write in Nature that science needs humility and transparency.

Extinctions: A Playground for Darwin Storytellers

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

It's the best-known radiometric dating technique for recent events, but it relies on numerous shaky input measures.

Radiocarbon Assumptions Questioned

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

How Astrobiology Could Be Scientific

Despite its propensity for wild speculation about life in space, there's one way Astrobiology could provide useful science.

The Art of Translating Darwinese

Translating Darwinese primarily involves taking out the assumptions and assertions and seeing if anything is left.

Crucial Geological Proxy May Be Misinterpreted

Many inferences about past climate and evolution depend on a measurement with dubious interpretations.

Scientist, Heal Thyself

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

Poking holes in long-held assumptions can make you very unpopular.

Fallacious Assumptions Corrupt Science

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

A standard method for inferring the ages of planetary surfaces continues to be plagued by bad assumptions.

Fossils Can Mislead Big Time

Claims about fossil patterns rely on methods and assumptions that have been proven wrong.
Gregor Mendel, 1822 - 1884

Mathematician and Geneticist Team Up to Correct Fisher’s Theorem

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?

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

Simplistic presentations about how scientists date rocks overlook the worldview assumptions involved.
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