More Upsets in Human Evolution
November 24, 2018
If you like scientific truths that become untrue every year or month, join the paleoanthropology guild.
Anthropologists and Psychologists Under Fire for Flawed Methods
November 19, 2018
Poor sampling and other errors may undermine many things scientists think they know about mankind.
Geology: A Science Where Theories Undergo Subduction
March 8, 2018
In plate tectonics, continental plates get subducted and melt under pressure. That’s like what happens to geological theories. Read enough geology papers, and you will find old theories constantly being replaced. Classic examples include plate tectonics becoming the new normal after Wegener’s theory had been viciously attacked, and megaflood theory for the Channeled Scablands becoming […]
Lyell Loses in a Landslide
November 8, 2016
Politics is on the minds of Americans today. Landslides are turning geological votes away from Lyell's uniformitarianism toward catastrophism.
Radiation, Mistakes, and Assumptions
August 19, 2016
Three news items about atomic radiation should cause us to beware of academic overstatement.
People Portrayed as Predator Plague on Planet
August 23, 2015
Humans are exceptional, all right; they kill everything else. What would Darwin do?
Evolution Is Rapid Except When It Is Static
May 18, 2014
A new living fossil and others that must have changed rapidly or not at all are described in recent news.
Fossil Facts and Fantasies
March 25, 2014
The stories told about some fossils raise more questions than answers, even with top Darwin spin doctors in the operating room.