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Evolution for the Birds: Must Adaptation Be Evolutionary?

Darwinians use adaptation and evolution almost interchangeably. Is that justified?

Big Science Loves ID – Sometimes

Despite institutional rejection of intelligent design, researchers are attracted to ID when it can make money, make them famous, or advance understanding of nature.

Bird Brain Is a Compliment

Birds are as smart as apes, even though long separated in ancestral time according to Darwin.

Bird Tricks

News about feathered friends and flying wonders, and speculations about how they evolved.

Animals Wonderful and Bizarre

The variety of living organisms on our planet is astonishing and often surprising. Here are a few examples that have come to light in news reports.

Why Birds Don't Crash

A bird flying through a forest or city needs the reactions of a champion video gamer. It's got the software to do it.

Sunday Inspiration

Need inspiration? Look at designs in nature. Even secular scientists are getting inspired.

Bird Evolution Explodes

Did birds arrive in a 'big bang' of evolution, or is their explosive appearance yielding a scattered jetsam of Darwinian theories?

The Early Hummingbird Gets the Evolutionary Nectar

A three-inch fossil bird is said to be the earliest nectar-feeder, meaning pollination by birds is older and more complex than thought.

News for the Birds

Our human readers are allowed to peek in on these headlines for and about our feathered intellectuals.

Birds and Their Evolution (or Design)

Several recent science papers try to find evolution in bird brains, genes, and behaviors. Do they succeed?

Secrets of Three Amazing Animals Unveiled

Here are accounts of three very different animals whose behaviors have baffled scientists till now. Scientists are beginning to get at least partial answers for scientific mysteries by carefully observing and testing to see how things work.

Pigeon Aerobatics Exceed Expectations

A pigeon in the plaza may seem pretty ordinary, but it's a highly skilled stunt bird.

Life Uses Quantum Mechanics

Long before man discovered quantum mechanics, birds and other living creatures were using it to good advantage.

Animals Have Biological GPS

Global Positioning System (GPS): that's a function. Maintaining a suite of satellites is one method for achieving the function. But there are other ways to figure out where in the world you are, and two very different animals show the way – naturally – using Earth's global magnetic field.
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