Progressives have officially killed science for their own political purposes

Scientists now champion censorship and cancel culture, scientific publications are reduced to political polemics with no scientific value while claiming their unique expertise is relevant anywhere they see fit.  Science died in 2020.  Now, they want to bury it so deep it might  never be found again. Future historians will likely look back on the… Continue reading Progressives have officially killed science for their own political purposes

Decision-making, community, and the evolution of intelligence

All living things from the simplest bacteria to ourselves make decisions, but not all decisions are created equal.  Some are based on simple chemical reactions, or are driven by inflexible rules governing behavior, while others require complex intellectual machinery that ultimately leads to intelligence.  Our own decision making journey began three million years ago and… Continue reading Decision-making, community, and the evolution of intelligence

The increasingly cold grip of fall and the horror of near endless winter

There’s no doubt fall can be beautiful and the first arrival of cold weather invigorating, but trees don’t lose their leaves because they want to.  Energy is scarce in winter, and all living things have been shaped by the timeless evolutionary challenge of how to spend it wisely, even ourselves. Unlike many, I can’t bring… Continue reading The increasingly cold grip of fall and the horror of near endless winter

The fetal heartbeat debate: If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck…

Fair minded people across the political spectrum were shocked to learn last week that a fetal heartbeat is no longer a heartbeat.  Though the developing organ pumps blood through the body the same as an adult heart and its continuous beating is required for the baby to survive, the science had apparently changed, suddenly, making… Continue reading The fetal heartbeat debate: If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck…

Key moments in humanity’s early and more recent history remain written in our DNA

Two new studies illuminate long standing mysteries in our evolutionary and cultural history.  Why were early humans smarter and more adaptable than our Neanderthal cousins even though their brains were about the same size?  When and where did the earliest Indo-European languages emerge leading to what about half the world speaks today?  DNA is a… Continue reading Key moments in humanity’s early and more recent history remain written in our DNA

Early humans walked the earth millions of years earlier than we believed and your teeth might be the scales of a fish

A new analysis continues to confirm Charles Darwin’s hypothesis that the first step towards humanity was walking upright, and his thoughts on the matter in Descent of Man still ring true over 150 years later, an incredible feat.  Meanwhile, other scientists are finally beginning to solve the riddle of where teeth came from.  It’s Darwin’s… Continue reading Early humans walked the earth millions of years earlier than we believed and your teeth might be the scales of a fish

The Big Bang: The scientific establishment strikes back

Confronted by obvious, measurable, and specific flaws in the theory, proponents in the scientific establishment revert to the usual tactics of appealing to authority, misdirection, and smearing those who disagree.  We might call this the “Dr. Fauci Dodge,” reserved for real card carrying experts. It’s a story that has become all too common in recent… Continue reading The Big Bang: The scientific establishment strikes back

The Big Bang’s pending implosion will upend almost all of physics

Few theories are safe if Big Bang proponents cannot explain why the early universe looks nothing like they claimed.  Dark Energy is no longer necessary.  Light no longer moves at a constant speed.  Einstein’s great theories are incomplete.  Black holes might not exist.  Time itself is fundamentally different than we believed, and this might be… Continue reading The Big Bang’s pending implosion will upend almost all of physics

The Big Bang theory blows up, imploding under its inability to properly describe the universe

There’s a crisis in physics prompted by advanced technology including the new James Webb Space Telescope.  The distant universe looks nothing like the Big Bang theory predicts, but instead of coming clean, astronomers are making excuses because some theories are too big to fail.  It will be at least a decade before they admit the… Continue reading The Big Bang theory blows up, imploding under its inability to properly describe the universe

What a dog knows and what it tells us about ourselves

Our canine companions can be more intelligent than we might think.  They know a lot of things, from their family to the layout of their homes, to the functioning of doors and gates, to their daily routine.  They can tell the difference between themselves and other animals including us.  They can also eat themselves to… Continue reading What a dog knows and what it tells us about ourselves