More Cambrian Woes for Evolution

New fossils continue to put pressure on the evolutionary narrative of gradualism. Source Read More Evolution News

Animal Algorithms — Webinar on Thursday with Cassell, Luskin, Miller

Charles Darwin conceded that such instincts are “so wonderful” that their origin would strike many as “a difficulty sufficient to overthrow my whole theory.” Source Read More Evolution News

Evolutionary Psychology: When We Looked In, No One Was There

Because minds don’t fossilize, anything we think we know about the minds of putative prehumans is speculation. Source Read More Evolution News

Rabbi Moshe Averick Takes on Stephen Hawking’s Nonsense of a High Order

Averick describes the work as “superficial,” “convenient,” and marked by “a glaring lack of profundity.” Source Read More Evolution News

What Is Intelligent Design and How Should We Defend It?

Intelligent design is a scientific theory that holds that many features of the universe and living things are best explained by an intelligent cause. Source Read More Evolution News

Xenobots: Researchers Claim to Have Created New Form of Biological Self-Replication

Xenobots are artificially interconnected biological tissues whose arrangements are determined by some algorithm. Source Read More Evolution News

Caltech Finds Amazing Role for Noncoding DNA

There’s more function in the “junk” than imagined. Caltech finds a significant role: maintaining territories and compartments, and guiding components. Source Read More Evolution News

Evolutionary Psychology: Checkered Past, Checkered Present

If we want to effectively explain human behavior in all its messy richness, we would do well to look beyond this box of just-so stories. Source Read More Evolution News

Is Information in DNA “Abstract”? Physicist Randy Isaac Responds

“How can we determine whether a 10-digit number is a random number or a specified telephone number to call your mother?” Source Read More Evolution News

Ultra-Conserved Elements: New Paper, Same Old Results

UCEs are conserved structures that are not functionally constrained. Yet there is not so much as a hint of a problem for evolutionary theory. Source Read More Evolution News