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Selling Evolution with Cuteness
June 21, 2019
Artificial selection is not natural selection. Darwin addicts cannot keep that distinction straight. Who can’t resist the sad, pleading eyes of a pet dog? Those eyes, with your dog’s nuzzle on your lap, call out for a treat, or a piece of your meal. But is this evolution? Look at the headlines: “Dogs evolved a […]
Evolutionist Cries, We Must Stop Human Evolution!
May 19, 2019
A few sentences from this evolutionist’s plea should cure theologians of theistic evolution. Under the shadow of the March of Progress icon, geneticist Alasdair Mackenzie shouts, “It’s time we stopped human evolution” — really? That should start a conversation—The Conversation. Isn’t evolution an engine of progress? Isn’t it God’s method of populating the Earth with […]
Science Media Tolerates Silliness
March 29, 2019
As long as you are a secular Darwinian, you can get away with anything. Are Aliens Ignoring Us? Maybe We’re Already Their Captives in a ‘Galactic Zoo’ (Live Science). You can use “maybe” to tell any tall tale. Mindy Waisberger gets away with imagining, in a “science” media site, that space aliens—for which there is […]
The Extrapolation Fallacy in Evolutionary Storytelling
March 8, 2019
The assumption of universal common ancestry can lead to absurd scientific reasoning. Humans have culture. Insects show cooperative behavior. Therefore, human culture evolved from insect behavior. Does that make sense? Can any scientist really compare those two things, and derive one from the other? They do it, but that doesn’t make it rational. Extrapolation is […]
Graduate Level Baloney Detecting About Natural Selection
February 26, 2019
We examine some leading journal papers that lean on natural selection to see if they can wobble without falling over.
Claim of New Antifreeze Gene by Natural Selection Melts Under Analysis
February 25, 2019
A biochemist examines imaginative claims about natural selection creating a new gene.