The Parts List for Hearing
May 12, 2015
Want to hear what goes on when you hear sounds? Hair cells wave in the fluid, responding to specific frequencies, and hundreds of proteins go into action.
Platypus Dinosaur: A Vegetarian T. Rex
April 28, 2015
A new dinosaur from Chile is as unbelievable as the first reported platypus was to English zoologists: a crazy mix of animals.
"Convergent Evolution" Widespread at All Scales in Ocean
April 20, 2015
A study of marine tetrapods that "evolved" for ocean life shows "convergent evolution" rampant at all scales over "hundreds of millions of years."
Fudging Evolution to Avoid Falsification
March 12, 2015
Evolutionary theory follows Finagle's Rule #4: "Draw your curves, then plot your data."
Darwinians Fill Gaps With Magic
February 17, 2015
Like rabbits in a magic show, things just "appear" on the Darwin stage. And like magicians, Darwinians don't reveal how the trick is done.
Evolutionary Anthropology as Religion
February 5, 2015
There's something magical about believing in evolutionary anthropology: a sense of numinous awe at how much they don't know but believe might be possible.
How to Respect a Crow
January 25, 2015
They're black and noisy, but the more you learn about crows, the more you will appreciate them—or at least respect them as you shoo them from your scarecrow.
Is Animal Play Just an Evolutionary Survival Mechanism?
January 6, 2015
Yes, your dog enjoys play, say biologists, and so do birds, dolphins and many other kinds of animals. How did "having fun" evolve?
Birds Go Splat on Evolutionary Theories
December 19, 2014
A flock of surprising traits of birds has dropped a load on simplistic notions of evolution.
Bird Evolution Explodes
December 13, 2014
Did birds arrive in a 'big bang' of evolution, or is their explosive appearance yielding a scattered jetsam of Darwinian theories?
Birds Evolved Fast Except When They Evolved Slow
November 4, 2014
To make a dinosaur fly, you have to adjust the rate of evolution by orders of magnitude, and commit other scientific fallacies.
How Explanatory Is Evolutionary Theory?
October 18, 2014
Darwinians make big boasts about their theory as the central organizing principle in biology, but what does it actually explain?
Giant Reptiles Roamed the Earth, Water, and Sky
September 13, 2014
Record-setting dinosaurs have been announced this month.
Lower Animals: "Lower" Does Not Mean "Simpler"
August 1, 2014
Here are a few "lower" animals worth knowing about. They reveal astonishing design throughout the living world, but little support for evolution.
New Archaeopteryx Fossil Grounds Evolutionary Ideas About Flight
July 3, 2014
The 11th fossil of Archaeopteryx, found in German limestone, has dished up some surprises that finish off the old evolutionary icon.