Can Myths About Dogs Tell Us About Their Origins?

Anthropozoologica, Archaeology, burial, Central Asia, College of France, Dogs, domestication, Evolution, Friederike Range, genetics, Germany, grave gifts, Julien d’Huy, Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, Middle East, myths, rabbits, Sarah Marshall-Pescini, science, signified, signifier, Sirius, South Asia, Southeast Asia, wolves
A French historian studies the relationship between ancient stories told about dogs and information from genetics and archaeology. Source
Read More

Fossil Friday: Turtles All the Way Down

Acerosodontosaurus, Bavaria, carapax, China, Claudiosaurus, convergence, Eorhynchochelys, Eunotosaurus, Eurysternum wagleri, Evolution, Fossil Friday, fossils, Germany, Intelligent Design, lepidosaurs, Middle Permian, Middle Triassic, Mörnsheim, Neo-Darwinism, Odontochelys, paleontology, Pappochelys, Parareptilia, phylogenetic reconstruction, phylogenomic studies, plastron, Proganochelys, Proterochersis, reptiles, sauropsids, Solnhofen Limestone, tortoises, turtle shell, turtles, Upper Jurassic
Contrary to the gradualistic expectations of Darwin’s theory, the distinct body plan of turtles appeared abruptly in the Late Triassic. Source
Read More

Rare Fossil Preserves a Moment of Deadly Battle — And Recalls a Problem for Darwin 

abrupt appearance, Archaeopteryx, artist’s depiction, Aspidorhynchus, Bavaria, body plans, Darwinian theory, Evolution, fossil record, Germany, gradual development, Intelligent Design, Late Triassic, lithographic limestones, museums, nests, paleontology, predatory fish, predictions, pterosaurs, Rhamphorhynchus, sea floor, Solnhofen, track ways, transitional fossils
Pterosaurs appear abruptly in the fossil record of the Late Triassic, which agrees with the predictions of intelligent design theory. Source
Read More

Darwin and the Swinging 1860s

Algernon Charles Swinburne, Charles Darwin, Darwin and the Victorian Crisis of Faith (series), Evolution, faith, Faith & Science, First Cause, First Vatican Council, Flower Power, Germany, Higher Criticism, information, Kulturkampf, Otto von Bismarck, Pope Pius IX, Roman Catholic Church, Secularism, Victorian England
The threat which such thinking posed to theistic beliefs was not lost on the Roman Catholic Church when Pope Pius IX convened the First Vatican Council of 1869. Source
Read More

A Darwin Day Exhibit Backfires

academic freedom, biology, English, Evolution, free speech, Germany, Günter Bechly, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Lehigh University, memory hole, Podcast, Ray Bohlin, Revolutionary: Michael Behe and the Mystery of Molecular Machines, State Museum of Natural History, Stuttgart, Uncategorized, Wikipedia
Hear the story of how leading German paleo-entomologist and Darwinist Günter Bechly became convinced of intelligent design. Source
Read More

Censored by YouTube: Watch The Biology of the Second Reich Now

Anthem Film Festival, censorship, Culture & Ethics, Darwinian racism, Darwinists, documentary, Evolution, free speech, Germany, Holocaust, Kaiser, Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, Racism, racists, Richard Weikart, Rumble, Second Reich, Social Darwinism, The Biology of the Second Reich, World War I, YouTube videos
I’m not sure why my video was singled out. Perhaps it received too many complaints from outraged Darwinists, or even from racists. Source
Read More

Diatoms, an Evolutionary Mystery, Come into Nano-Focus

archaea, bacteria, beauty, Blaise Pascal, Caltech, Coscinodiscus, Cristobal Vila, Current Biology, diatoms, electron microscope, Engineering, eukaryotes, frustules, Germany, God Hypothesis, Gothic cathedrals, Intelligent Design, Izabela Zgłobicka, Life Sciences, light microscope, Michael Gross, microbes, Nature by Numbers, Nature Scientific Reports, photosynthetic algae, Poland, purpose, Zachary Aitken
The jewels of the microbial world, when seen with new nano-scale imaging techniques, look like Gothic cathedrals. Source
Read More

Study: Hands of “Ardi” Indicate a Chimp-like Tree-Dweller and Knuckle-Walker

Ardi, Ardipithecus ramidus, bipedality, bonobos, chimpanzees, Evolution, Germany, hominins, human ancestor, Human Origins, Madelaine Böhme, primates, quadrupedality, Rosetta Stone, Sahelanthropus tchadensis, Science Advances, The Scientist, Tim White, University of Tübingen
Initially, Ardi was widely called the “oldest human ancestor,” due to its supposed skeletal traits that indicated an early bipedal (upright walking) species. Source
Read More