Propping Up Darwin's Tree of Lie
September 21, 2015
A valiant effort to construct Darwin's tree icon in an open-source way may only serve to perpetuate a myth.
Origin of Life Theories Lost in Space
June 2, 2015
Scenarios for life's origin contradict one another and compete for implausibility.
How to Doubt a Consensus
March 16, 2015
You don't need to be a "denialist." Just read the fine print in their own publications, and understand the limits of science.
Fudging Evolution to Avoid Falsification
March 12, 2015
Evolutionary theory follows Finagle's Rule #4: "Draw your curves, then plot your data."
Scientific Method Evolves
March 11, 2015
There is no scientific method. There are customary procedures that depend on the field; these are subject to mutation and artificial selection.
What Is the Temperature of the Earth?
January 16, 2015
The news are all reporting 2014 as the hottest year on record, but no one is asking how such a measurement can be made without bias.
NAS Social Scientists Campaign for Consensus Indoctrination
September 18, 2014
Some social scientists in the National Academy of Sciences consider it their duty to persuade the public that science is always right.
Scientific Claims Are Reversible
September 11, 2014
How much confidence can the public put in scientific claims today, given that some long-lived dogmas have been reversed?
Is Global Warming Theory Chilling Out?
August 25, 2014
The scientific community has been adamant that humans are at fault for warming the globe, requiring drastic action. New findings could shake that confidence.
Anti-Creation Rhetoric Lacks Creativity
June 8, 2014
One would think, after so many decades, the secular scientists would come up with some original arguments for combating their favorite nemesis, the creationists.
The Early Hummingbird Gets the Evolutionary Nectar
May 28, 2014
A three-inch fossil bird is said to be the earliest nectar-feeder, meaning pollination by birds is older and more complex than thought.
What Do Geologists Know About the Early Earth?
November 14, 2013
There's not much data, and there's a lot of doubt and debate. That's what a geologist admits about theories of early earth history.
Anthropogenic Global Warming: A Consensus in Crisis
October 24, 2013
Worries and debates emerge from supporters of human-caused global warming – not just skeptics. How does this resemble the creation-evolution debate?
Scientists Can Agree on Things that Aren’t So
May 27, 2013
Whenever you hear "all scientists agree" or "we now know," it's no guarantee a finding won't be disputed years later. In the following examples, CEH focuses not so much on the content of the disputed subjects as the implications for philosophy of science.
Students Need to Argue Science, Not Memorize It
April 11, 2013
A professor of science education has a radical idea: teach science through argumentation, because that's the way scientists do it.