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Natural Selection Favors Illogic

Nothing in Darwin's mechanism guarantees humans will think rationally. Fitness might actually favor stupidity. For proof, look at the reasoning of people who believe in natural selection.

Rapid Earth Changes in Historic Times

What happened to the Sahara desert? What's going on in Java, man? Geologists are surprised sometimes by recent major changes.

Activity on Planets Suggests Youth

Can these processes really have gone on for billions of years?

The Climate Is Not Clear for Change

Whenever you hear "all scientists agree," watch out. Groupthink may be at work.

Dawn of a Young Ceres

The largest asteroid has a problem: she's too young to get a date.

Giant Rockfall Enlarged Zion Canyon Recently

Within Bronze Age dates, a cataclysmic landslide enlarged Zion Canyon, forming a large lake.
The geyser plumes of Enceladus can be seen from long distances

Tiny Enceladus Beats Saturn in Plasma Output

An astonishing case of the tail wagging the dog: tiny moon is major source of plasma in Saturn's magnetosphere.

Land Animals Can Raft Across Oceans

A research study about floating plastic debris illustrates how animals can cross oceans on floating rafts.

Updates from Outer Planets

Let's review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.

Separating Old Bones from Living Storytellers

What happens when discrete bones are forced into a continuous narrative where they don't fit? Answer: storytelling.

Pounding Headaches for Solar System Dates

It's hard to tell when things crashed into each other.

Experts Misled Public About Yellowstone Fossil Forests

The old story of successive forests buried over long ages silently disappeared from Yellowstone park signs without remorse or apology.

New Pluto Images Even More Perplexing

Pluto has terrain like no other world, leaving scientists perplexed; Enceladus' activity is also inexplicable for "geologic time".

Will Pluto Surprise Scientists?

First-time encounters have a long history of shocking planetary scientists with unexpected features. It's about time for Pluto.

Desperately Seeking Life Beyond Earth

Earth life cannot be unique. How about you, Mars? Europa, anything? Enceladus? Comet 67P? Please break the silence!
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