Contenders Vie for Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week
December 13, 2009
Creation-Evolution Headlines needs reader feedback to rank this week’s winners. Some of these articles are so over the top, giving Darwin credit for anything and everything, it’s a wonder the Darwinists themselves don’t censor them – just to avoid public embarrassment. Evolve! Sing Along: New Scientist is letting you take part in the evolutionary process […]
Cambrian Explosion Solved: Elementary, My Dear Darwin
October 28, 2009
Two articles announced solutions to the evidential problem that most troubled Darwin – the sudden appearance of complex animals at the base of the Cambrian fossil record. Both of them involve chemical elements. The only difference is which element. Science Daily announced a “Novel Evolutionary Theory For The Explosion Of Life.” The article […]
Who Explains Whom?
October 26, 2009
Picture an evolutionary anthropologist and a Biblical theologian sitting on a park bench having a lively discussion. The theologian claims the scientist believes in evolution because of pride that came through sin at the Fall. “Your conscience and innate knowledge of God has been corrupted,” he asserts, “therefore you choose belief systems that rationalize your […]
How the Octopus Built Its Own Brain for Better Fishing
October 25, 2009
The octopus was glad to see fish evolve, but needed a bigger brain to catch them, so it evolved one of the most complex brains in the animal kingdom. Is that the gist of this story in the Science blog Origins? Greg Miller wrote in the style of a children’s storybook: Cephalopods—octopuses, squid, and their […]
Everything You Know About Natural Selection Is Wrong
October 16, 2009
It’s called “a fresh theoretical framework” but it undermines the popular conception of natural selection. It’s called a “dense and deep work on the foundations of evolutionary biology” but it criticizes as simplistic and false the ideas of Richard Dawkins, one of the most outspoken proponents of natural selection as “the greatest show on earth.” […]
How Not to Prove Positive Selection
September 5, 2008
Erase all that evidence for positive natural selection in the genes you’ve read about. It’s all misleading confusion based on “certain poorly conceived statistical methods,” argues Austin L. Hughes, an evolutionary biologist at the University of South Carolina. Writing a commentary in PNAS,1 he accused, “Thousands of papers are published every year claiming evidence of […]
Survival of the, Whatever
August 6, 2008
Two articles recently have cast doubt on whether the classic Darwinian phrase “survival of the fittest” fits what happens in nature. Science Daily reported on work by researchers at University of Texas at Austin that suggests evolution’s products may not always be optimal. The team speculated that mutations which help an animal in […]
How Useful Is Evolution Theory?
May 7, 2008
Is evolution good for anything? There’s no question it keeps a lot of scientists busy, but has it helped the proverbial man on the street? Here are two perspectives. Michael LePage hit the sales beat for evolution on New Scientist this week: Evolution is a beautiful theory. It explains everything from why some […]
Darwinism and Logic: How Strong a Grip?
April 14, 2008
Science and logic are inseparable. Whether one approaches the study of nature from reason (rationalism) or evidence (empiricism), logical inferences and deductions are essential for understanding – or for claiming one’s scientific work produces understanding. When it comes to the reigning evolutionary perspective, though, how can a blind, chancy process like evolution produce reason, laws […]
Revolt in the Darwin Camp
March 7, 2008
With minor skirmishes, the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis (natural selection acting on random genetic mutations) has held sway in evolutionary theory since the 1930s. Now, discontent with the pre-eminence of natural selection is leading to a major skirmish between evolutionists to be fought at a conference this summer. Susan Mazur calls this the “Woodstock of Evolution” in […]
Backtracking on Darwinian Claims
January 21, 2008
Evolutionary theory evolves. Since Darwinists no longer consider evolution progressive, it follows that evolutionary theory is also not necessarily progressing. The following stories show evolutionary biologists backtracking on earlier claims. The pig is falling. “Darwinian evolutionary theory proposes that the phenotype of a creature is an adaptation to the particular demands of the ecological situation […]
NAS Booklet Gets Its Counterpunch
January 11, 2008
Recommended Reading: Dr. Cornelius Hunter, Author of Darwin’s God, Darwin’s Proof and Science’s Blind Spot is reviewing the newly-revised NAS booklet Science, Evolution and Creationism at Access Research Network. It’s so well written, we are speechless. Dr. Hunter has saved us a lot of work, because the NAS booklet was crying out for rebuttal. This […]
Evolution Goes Forward, Backward and Sideways
December 19, 2007
A Darwinist says, "We prefer to think of evolution as backwards, sideways, and occasionally forward."
Evolution: Demonstrated or Assumed?
December 18, 2007
Michael Behe wrote in The Edge of Evolution that Darwinists tend to forget the difference between what is assumed and what is demonstrated, and fall into the habit of attributing even the most elegant of biological features to evolution without demonstrating how it could be so (see quote, top right of this page). Some examples […]
How Best to Propagate Darwin’s Science
May 31, 2007
Two book reviews recently discussed the problem of “scientific illiteracy” in society, which the authors equated with doubts about Darwinian evolution.