Design of Life Update: Butterflies
March 8, 2017
Illustra Media’s trilogy of documentaries only began to uncover the wonders of life. Here are updates on the series’ featured animals, this one on butterflies. Watch an amazing time-lapse video of butterfly wings developing in the chrysalis made by Nipam Patel of University of California at Berkeley. His lab assistant was able to extract tissue […]
Amazonia Not Pristine
March 2, 2017
The tropical rainforests of Brazil, once thought to be pristine habitats of noble savages, show evidence of mass reworking by humans for millennia.
Science Reporting Has Become a Fake-News Scandal
February 3, 2017
One reporter in a campus Press Relations office shouldn't be able to influence the world's view of science.
So Much for Stone Tools
October 20, 2016
There goes the flaked stone tool as a measure of hominin intelligence, now that monkeys can unintentionally make them, too.
Toy Octopus Is Far from the Living Reality
August 27, 2016
The news media are celebrating an autonomous soft robot shaped like an octopus. It has a lot to learn from its living counterpart.
Scientists Can Be Inept Philosophers
August 2, 2016
An undergrad philosopher could make mince meat out of some scientists' claims.
Pardon, Your Worldview Is Showing
July 12, 2016
The most dangerous ideology is the one that doesn't acknowledge its worldview assumptions.
Imploding Ideas Unnoticed by Their Advocates
June 5, 2016
Fewer people would say foolish things if they noticed how ideas can refute themselves.
SETI Communication Only Outward So Far
May 19, 2016
While we wait for responses, all we hear are echoes of our own intelligent signals into space.
"Creator" Becomes Cussword
March 4, 2016
The reaction to a poorly-translated Chinese word sets off a firestorm of anti-creation protest among scientists.
How to Do Biology Without Evolution
February 27, 2016
Everything in biology can make perfect sense without the darkness of Darwinism. Take a look.
Misuse of Term 'Natural Selection' Continues
February 11, 2016
If humans guide a process, that is not natural selection. Darwin's idea had nothing to do with intention or morality.
More Clarity for a Holiday Weekend
November 28, 2015
Another recommended resource for clear thinking about Darwinism and origins.
Clarity for a Holiday Weekend
November 27, 2015
Something to watch for Thanksgiving weekend.
Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life
November 21, 2015
Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.