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Darwinism as an All-Purpose Story Plot

Observations are just props. The play is, “The Evolution of Whatever” or “How Whatever Evolved.” Now playing in science media near you. As a play, Darwinism has two subplots: natural selection and sexual selection. With a little creative screenwriting, any observation in nature can be fit into either or both subplots, provided the perhapsimaybecouldness index […]

Darwin Fish Lacks Tetrapod Legs

You can see a transition between a fish and a land creature in fossils and genes only if you have a vivid imagination.

Fossil Facts and Fantasies

The stories told about some fossils raise more questions than answers, even with top Darwin spin doctors in the operating room.

Tiktaalik Is Back, This Time With a Hip Twist

Discoverer of a putative ancestor of tetrapods thinks it came with rear-wheel drive.

The Rapture and Bosh of Glittering Generalities

Grand scenarios of cosmic evolution sound angelic, but the devil is in the details. Neil Shubin needs to get real.
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