Darwin’s Tree Is Dead
August 6, 2018
How many people have heard that Darwin's famous branching-tree diagram of universal common ancestry is obsolete? Many scientists haven't heard yet, either.
Conservatives Feel More Purposeful Lives
July 22, 2018
Are liberals floundering in uncertainty over the meaning of life? A new study indicates that more conservatives have a sense of purpose than liberals.
NASA Resurrects SETI
May 11, 2018
SETI has had no success since the 1950s. It lost government funding in 1993. It still has had no success. Why is the government throwing tax dollars at it again?
Big Science Agonizes Over Tarnished Image
April 8, 2018
Most individual scientists do honorable work, but Big Science cannot sustain its public image of reliability any longer. Things must change.
Physicist Acknowledges Positive Role of Religion in Science
January 28, 2018
How can science reject religion, when many of the founding fathers of science were men of strong Biblical faith?
Big Science Wobbles on Trust
January 6, 2018
Fixing the gap between the ideal and the real will require factors outside of science, like honesty.
Op-Ed: May the Farce Not Bewitch You
January 2, 2018
Don't trust your feelings on this one. For 40 years, the Star Wars industry has been pushing a worldview that just can't hold up to scrutiny. Time to escape to reality.
This Is Your Brain on Intelligent Design
November 9, 2017
Your brain comes with amazing capabilities. It won't look like a fried egg unless you abuse it.
Atheist Writes Cosmological Bible
April 30, 2017
From Genesis to Revelation, Lawrence Krauss has reality all figured out. A book reviewer in Nature is not so sure.
What to Watch for in the March for Science
April 21, 2017
Big Science and Big Media will undoubtedly give positive coverage to the March for Science on Earth Day. But will they provide critical analysis?
Your Brain Comes Equipped with Techno-Apps
April 19, 2017
If you bought these capabilities in an app store, you would think they are way cool. Surprise: they're already bundled in your brain's operating system.
Is Science Special?
April 3, 2017
Scientists are gathering this month to march – for what? How different is Big Science from any other special interest group making demands on the government?
Big Science Sullies Its Reputation
March 4, 2017
The public will lose confidence in science if its institutions continue to side with the political left.
Big Science Losing Public Trust
February 25, 2017
Scientists themselves are warning that the scientific community has lost a great deal of public trust, and for good reasons.
The Myth of Science Self-Correction
February 13, 2017
Sounds good in theory: scientists check each other with peer review, and knowledge advances. In reality, scientists are only human.