Scientism Fails Another Defense
March 12, 2017
A physicist's latest attempt to justify scientism reveals a deplorable ignorance of history, logic and philosophy of science.
Big Science Pops its Zits
January 5, 2017
If you think institutional science has a smooth complexion, look closer. From every angle, serious blemishes are coming to light.
People Have an Innate Preference for Logical Truth
January 2, 2017
Experiments show that logical conclusions reached by abstract reasoning make people feel better than illogical conclusions do.
Trusting Science Experts Can Be Disastrous
December 5, 2016
Nobody pushes the values of science more than scientists. But trusting them doesn't always work out right.
Why You Can't Evolve Reason and Morality
November 27, 2016
Materialists and Darwinians never seem to get it; you can't get here from there. Here's another failed attempt.
Scientists Can Be Inept Philosophers
August 2, 2016
An undergrad philosopher could make mince meat out of some scientists' claims.
You Can Trust Scientists (to Be Fallible)
July 5, 2016
With theory overturns like these, one gets to wonder about the privileged status of scientists in our culture.
Imploding Ideas Unnoticed by Their Advocates
June 5, 2016
Fewer people would say foolish things if they noticed how ideas can refute themselves.
Neanderthals Underestimated Again
May 27, 2016
Neanderthals show mental creativity for too long a period to support the evolutionary timeline.
May 14, 2016
Science has a historical and cultural character that cannot be extricated from its current consensus.
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.
If Science Cannot Prove Anything, What Is Its Value?
April 21, 2015
An educator defends science while an astrophysicist undermines it.
Classical Physics Is Non-Deterministic
February 26, 2015
It's not just quantum mechanics that's weird. Reality—no matter the scientific foundation—is weird, too.
Atheists Usually Prosper Over Creationists in the Media
May 25, 2014
With rare exceptions, atheists get the edge in media coverage over creationists.
News for the Birds
May 7, 2014
Our human readers are allowed to peek in on these headlines for and about our feathered intellectuals.
Does the Mind Create Reality or Discover It?
July 21, 2013
Philosophical questions about "reality" are fun if not practical. But we need a concept of reality in order to function practically.
New Biomimetics Stories
May 26, 2013
Here are some new ways scientists are imitating plants and animals to understand their designs and make new products.
The Wonder and Blunder in Your Skull
May 29, 2012
Even when it goes awry, the brain wins an award of cosmic proportions, according to a veteran psychiatrist.