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Flight: If You Can’t Evolve It, Model Your Imagination
May 4, 2019
This is silly. A robot model with outstretched arms cannot begin to say how dinosaurs took wing.
Living Birds Recapitulate Their Hopping Dino Ancestors
May 22, 2017
Can a hopping parrot tell you what life used to be like as a dinosaur?
Darwinism Is a Constant; Just-So Stories Are Variables
September 4, 2014
Stories about the evolution of particular organisms often replace older stories, but the main plot is unalterable.
Archive Classic: How Darwinism Produces Job Security
June 25, 2014
This entry from 12/22/2003 we have referenced often, because it illustrates how Darwin changed science into storytelling.
Fossil Finds Feed Facile Fables
July 20, 2011
Remarkable fossils continue to come to science’s attention, yielding clues about past ecological conditions. Once in awhile, whole fossil specimens – even graveyards of many organisms – are uncovered, but most fossils are mere fragments. Placing fossils into interpretive stories requires knowledge of other fossils and comparisons with living species. Even then, the history of life is not directly observable. Fossils, being silent, can only show their current state; the lack of access to the past, combined with ignorance of all the clues, leaves room for alternative interpretations. Evolutionists, in their desire to fit fossils into a preconceived story, sometimes go far beyond what the actual fossil evidence is capable of saying – and some of their explanations border on the miraculous.
Flap Over Flight Evolution
June 26, 2011
Birds flap their wings when they run up ramps. It takes less energy than flying. This is uncontroversial; it is observable, and science can measure the energy cost. But for at least eight years now, Ken Dial at the University of Montana has been claiming that this behavior explains the origin of flight in birds (01/16/2003, 12/22/2003). When he first came out with this hypothesis in 2003, Elisabeth Pennisi in the journal Science said, “I imagine people will continue to argue about the origin of bird flight for a long time.” There’s been very little argument in the media over the years, though (05/01/2006, 9/22/2007, 1/25/2008); in fact, the BBC News just gave another plug for Dial’s hypothesis with no criticism at all.