Rings Around Climate Theories
December 2, 2020
Tree ring data should provide accurate checks on climate models, right? It's complicated.
Radiocarbon Calibration Is Stretchy
August 20, 2020
The latest calibration curve for radiocarbon dating is raising eyebrows. Will it upset what is "known" about the past?
Radiocarbon Assumptions Questioned
March 21, 2020
Every dating method involves assumptions, because historical sciences are not repeatable like laboratory experiments.
Dating Method Assumptions Can Be Way Off
August 15, 2019
Poking holes in long-held assumptions can make you very unpopular.
March 13, 2017
Every time a new fossil turns up, a theory quakes. New evidence can subject a theory to the falsification test.
Radiation, Mistakes, and Assumptions
August 19, 2016
Three news items about atomic radiation should cause us to beware of academic overstatement.
More Reasons to Doubt Scientific Pronouncements
February 11, 2012
It’s unsettling to hear scientists say that long-held beliefs might be wrong, but that’s the nature of science. Scientific “findings” are tentative, not absolute. Some see this as a strength of science, but unless actual progress is demonstrated, that strength is called into question. Recent news casts doubt on various scientific methods and beliefs that had been trusted for a long time.