Homo naledi Is Young
May 10, 2017
The media are abuzz with disappointment that this cache of bones in South Africa is too young to be a missing link. Homo naledi is one of the most astonishing “hominin” fossil finds in recent years, on par with the “hobbits” (Homo floresiensis) of Indonesia. Debates have gone wild since Lee Berger announced hundreds of […]
Are Hobbits Human?
April 25, 2017
Are the little people of Indonesia and South Africa just small versions of us? Wherever they came from, and whatever they were doing in the caves in which they were found, they don't fit evolutionary expectations.
Scientists Blind to Their Failings
April 4, 2017
Scientism sounds appealing in theory. In practice, human scientists fall short of its ideals of enlightenment, progress and understanding.
Scientific Referencing Perpetuates Myths
March 16, 2017
Most scientific papers contain numerous references. Rather than enhancing scholarship, careless referencing can sometimes advance zombie science.
Human Evolution Timeline Contradicts Human Nature
February 5, 2016
Even stupid people don't sit around in caves for tens of thousands of years.
Organisms Refusing to Evolve Over Millions of Years
January 15, 2016
Several more cases of "extreme stasis" have turned up, calling into question Darwin's notion of constant, gradual change over millions of years.
Evaluating Homo naledi
September 19, 2015
Lee Berger's remarkable cache of hominid bones found deep in a South African cave is generating a lot of news, but major questions remain.
When Is a Fossil Not a Fossil? Oldest "Fossil" Debunked
June 1, 2014
Certain trace fossils said to be 3.45 billion years old are probably not fossils at all, a reassessment finds.
Divorce Spats Between Lucy and Designated Replacement
April 15, 2013
Lucy was the darling of the 1980s, but with Australopithecus sediba taking center stage, her fans are not happy.