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Green Darwinism Wilts Under Questioning

When plants first came ashore, they say, the world turned green with trees and flowers. But how? They evolved. They just evolved.

Sponging on Fossils for Evolution

They're not sponges. They're just minerals. They didn't evolve. They don't help Darwin.

Big Science Fossilizes Rapidly

There's no soft tissue in big scientific research fields when consensus sets in.

Trusting Science Is Not the Same as Critical Thinking

Experiments with participants given fake science show that those who "trust science" can be gullible.

Not All Critical Thinking Is Equal

Educators believe in teaching critical thinking skills except for subjects they don't want to critique.

Mencken’s Law at Work in Science

The intuitive solution to a problem can be actually more harmful than the problem itself.

Who’s Got Logical Reasoning? Protestants, Not Atheists

Surprising news articles undercut atheists' claims to reason, and score points for Protestants.

BBC Plays Misinformation Teacher about Darwinism

There is only one right answer to each question. If you don't agree with the Darwin teacher, you fail. Off to Reform School you go.

Big Science Agonizes Over Tarnished Image

Most individual scientists do honorable work, but Big Science cannot sustain its public image of reliability any longer. Things must change.

The Mind-Body Problem Has Not Been Solved by Naturalism

Several news stories bring back the issue of mind-body dualism with a vengeance.

Scientists Not Always Trained to Be Critical Thinkers

A trainer of graduate students at a prestigious university wants to put the Ph back in PhD. Can scientists be good at detail work but dumb at logic? Gundula Bosch thinks so. She directs the R3 Graduate Science Initiative at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. In Nature, she says she’s […]

Think Critically About Everything But Evolution

Researchers found that courses in critical thinking help humanities students overcome pseudoscience. One important pseudoscience, though, is not in their list.

Fake News on Education Bills

Secular reporters, for the life of them, can't get their facts right. When it comes to the teaching of evolution, knees jerk, kicking the boilerplate machine into programmed output.

Cracks in the Climate Consensus?

It's still dangerous to challenge Big Science about climate change. In the new political climate, a growing number of voices are willing to take the risk.

Media Perpetuates Lazy Thinking

Lazy reporters don't do their homework, two critics in different fields complain.
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