Codes Cannot Create Themselves
March 13, 2019
To make a code, you have to start with a mind. Then you need to design a sender and a receiver that know the code.
Natural Selection Theory Makes Scientists Lazy
February 22, 2019
'Natural selection' is a vacuous concept that provides a convenient way out from doing the hard work of science.
Snake Bites Darwin
February 7, 2019
The origin of snakes and snake venom has become more puzzling to believers in Darwinian evolution.
Why Milankovitch Cycle Theory Is Like Astrology
June 22, 2018
Sometimes a hunch proves to be unworkable. The Milankovitch Cycle theory has too many complications. It’s time to give it up. In the 1920s, Milutin Milankovitch, a Serbian astronomer, mathematician and popularizer of science, had a bright idea. Knowing that certain orbital cycles drift over time, he wondered if they could influence the earth’s climate. […]
Atheist Denies Atheism Is a Religion
April 23, 2017
Atheist asks, "Is atheism just another religion?" and waddles into a mess of definitions. There's a better question to ask.
You Should Trust Scientists (To Be Fallible)
June 6, 2015
Public trust in scientists exceeds their trustworthiness, experts warn.
If Science Cannot Prove Anything, What Is Its Value?
April 21, 2015
An educator defends science while an astrophysicist undermines it.
Of Minds and Men
September 28, 2014
So many psychological theories have come and gone; does anything remain worth clinging to?
When Spirituality Intersects Science
September 7, 2014
Who saved the Ebola-stricken doctor, God or science? What is science's take on whether to flee or fight terrorism? Why should a scientist be honest?
Scientists Get Religion Wrong While Eyeing Takeover
January 31, 2014
To usurp religion, a scientist would need to know both his target and his resources.
Awe, Shucks: Backwards Causation in Scientific Explanation
December 8, 2013
Is it the emotion of awe that creates belief in the supernatural, or is it the other way around?
"Evidence-Based" Findings May Not Be
September 12, 2013
Patients are encouraged to seek only "evidence-based" treatments for disease, but a look behind the scenes of clinical trials reveals some of the same human foibles that plague any science: shortcomings in honesty and transparency.
Genetic Dating Can Fool Scientists
June 1, 2013
The dates of some human migrations could have been much more recent than genetic data indicates. What of even older dates?