An Animal Cannot Be On the Way to Evolving Something
June 17, 2014
No animal can plan ahead how it will evolve, so why do some evolutionists talk like they do?
Archive Classic: Evolution Goes Forward, Backward and Sideways
June 15, 2014
This is a reprint from 12/19/07. It is still worth thinking about.
Your Inner Ape Just Got Older
June 15, 2014
Evolutionists have doubled their date of the chimp-human split from 7 million to 13 million years ago. How, and why?
Hairy Science: Do Beards Evolve?
April 19, 2014
Noting shifting fashions in men's facial hair, some evolutionists are trying to link them to Darwinism.
Darwinist Intolerance Is Intensifying
September 15, 2013
Some recent cases of intolerance against Darwin skeptics are so extreme, they defy all logic or propriety. Yet when Darwinists promote radical ideas, they get a pass.
Monkey Luv: It's All Chemicals
February 14, 2013
The latest "shed light on evolution" story will ruin your Valentine's Day.
Evolutionists Orchestrate Media Blitz Campaigns
February 7, 2013
How can all the science media outlets launch simultaneous reports about evolutionary claims within minutes? It's how science reporting is done these days.
Lamarckism: Dead but Useful
May 11, 2012
Lamarck's theory of evolution was supposed to have died in 1859 when Darwin published his theory of natural selection. Despite textbook depictions of Lamarckism as obsolete, Lamarckian language still surfaces from time to time, even in prestigious journals.
Chinks in the Scientific Method
December 29, 2011
V & V. That’s shorthand in project design for “validation and verification.” Does the scientific method provide V & V? We are all taught to think that peer review, publication and replication help science to be self-checking, so as to avoid error. Some recent articles show that ain’t necessarily so. It may sound good in theory, but in practice, the ideal doesn’t always match the real.
Darwin Was Wrong About Geology
December 2, 2009
Field geologists have revisited a site Darwin visited on the voyage of the Beagle, and found that he incorrectly interpreted what he found. A large field of erratic boulders in Tierra del Fuego that have become known as “Darwin’s Boulders” were deposited by a completely different process than he thought. The modern team, publishing in […]
Last of the Darwin Celebrations
November 24, 2009
On the 24th of November 1859, 150 years ago today, Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection and the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life sold out. Biographer Janet Browne (03/07/2009) explained in the bonus features of the film The Voyage that Shook the World (see Resource of the Week […]
Where Chairman Mao and Teenage Nihilists Got Their Motivation
November 12, 2009
What propelled Mao Zhedong to become the biggest mass murderer in world history? Let a professor of Chinese history answer the question. James Pusey (Bucknell U), writing in Nature this week for a series on “Global Darwin,”1 was explaining the vacuum left by the collapse of the reform movement in the early 20th century. A […]
Darwin Marketed to Kids
November 10, 2009
There’s a move on to get Darwin’s ideas taught to tots. Britain is giving a “birthday present to Darwin,” wrote Andrew Copson for The Guardian, in the form of national curriculum for primary schools that will mention evolution for the first time – and prohibit teaching of creationism or intelligent design in science lessons. […]
Darwinizing of Religion Continues
November 9, 2009
In an ongoing series for the Year of Darwin in Science magazine,1 Elizabeth Culotta wrote an article with the Darwinesque title, “On the Origin of Religion.”2 The editor’s summary acknowledges that “No consensus yet exists among scientists,” but sought the only answer in Darwinian terms: “in the past 15 years, a growing number of researchers […]
The Nature of Darwin and the Darwin of Nature
October 29, 2009
“Even the most ardent fan of Charles Darwin might be feeling weary as his anniversary year draws to a close,” remarked Clive Wynn in another issue of Nature celebrating his bicentennial.1 “Publishers have seemingly explored every corner of Darwin’s life: his youth, his marriage, his attitudes to slavery and religion.” And now Wynn was introducing […]