March of Man Disbanded
April 10, 2018
Although still widely pictured in the mass media, paleoanthropologists have long ago abandoned the iconic chart of the progression of human evolution.
Natural Selection Is Not Predictable
February 22, 2018
Every once in awhile, biologists argue over whether evolution is predictable. The latest flap over stick insects sticks up for predictability, but flops.
Darwinians Claim to See Evolution Happening Now
October 28, 2017
Unable to see evolutionary progress in the fossil record, some Darwinians try to claim they are watching it before our eyes.
Next Evolutionary Icon: Peppered Snakes?
August 16, 2017
Sea snakes said to turn black due to 'industrial melanism'—a term from the old peppered moth story. Media go wild.
Weekend Digest, May 6, 2017
May 6, 2017
Here's a collection of quick takes on interesting developments in the science news, from Saturn to a possible cure for malaria; from your liver to Sunday funnies.
Darwinians Honor a Fraud
December 15, 2016
Devoted to Charles Darwin, Ernst Haeckel was not above fabricating data to make his hero look better.
Friday Funnies: Evo-Comics
May 15, 2015
Not every Darwinian explanation is useless. Some of them can function as entertainment.
Darwin Tree Visualization Tool Obscures More Than It Educates
October 24, 2012
A new website helps visualize evolution. But does it confirm or obfuscate the real world?
The Blind Men and the Ape Man
October 25, 2011
“We have all seen the canonical parade of apes, each one becoming more human. We know that, as a depiction of evolution, this line-up is tosh. Yet we cling to it. Ideas of what human evolution ought to have been like still colour our debates.” So said Henry Gee, editor of Nature. Are other icons coloring scientists’ views of human origins? How close are they to describing scientifically where we come from?
Paper View: Cambrian Explosion Damage Control
April 23, 2006
Like some federal official holding a press conference after a disaster, a Harvard paleontologist has tackled the unenviable job of explaining what Darwin called the most severe challenge that could be levied against his theory: the fossil record. The challenge starts with a bang...