Birds Resist Darwinian Scenarios
December 21, 2022
Bird evolution scenario attempts fail, illustrating how evolution-tinted glasses can blind experts to the facts.
Major Rethink of Magma Dogma
September 26, 2022
How fast does it take to fill a big magma chamber? Millions of years? No. Just a few months, actually.
False Alarms and Red Faces in Scientific Claims
October 27, 2021
Here are three false alarms reported in the science news. The real alarm should be over unreported ones.
The Problem With Climate Consensus
November 30, 2020
Question climate change? Be careful. You may lose your job!
Big Science Struggling to Regain Credibility
September 23, 2017
Peer review is under attack with new moves to combat fraud and special interest through integrity and transparency. But where do those come from?
The Lone Ranger vs the Big Science Consensus
March 23, 2017
National Geographic retells the lonely battle of J Harlen Bretz against the scientific establishment, and what made them so pig-headed.
May 15, 2016
Can science discover whether belief in karma affects charitable giving?
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.