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The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.<p>1.<p>Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport so we could catch a flight to Hyderabad …

Extinction

Evolution is getting a rethink after scientists take a closer look at Earth's first animals

Uniting these members of the Ediacaran biota and Stromatoveris psygmoglena in a single group of animals has major implications for animal origins. In …

Fossils

Archaeologists fear biblical artifacts, monuments won't survive Yemen war

After years of internal conflict and ISIS insurgency across Iraq and Syria destroyed much of what was left of the Middle East’s pre-Islamic history, experts now fear the protracted civil war in neighboring Yemen will quietly erase its own rich biblical roots.<p>“The historical sites are of great …

Middle East

Using Religion to Push Evolution in Public School Biology Class — What Could Go Wrong?

“Teachers Help One Another Bring Evolution Back to the Classroom,” announces an article in the current <i>Scientific American</i>. They want to “bring Darwin …

Creationism

Update: Still No Evolutionary Explanation for Human Language

Back in 2014 we reported, “Leading Evolutionary Scientists Admit We Have No Evolutionary Explanation of Human Language.” Despite excited claims to …

Evolution

More on Winston Ewert’s “Dependency Graph of Life” — An Important New Paper

Several articles at <i>Evolution News</i> have explained the significance of Winston Ewert’s important new <i>BIO-Complexity</i> article. I would like to contribute …

Biology

Archaeological Sifting Project Confirms Biblical Account of Solomon and David

“Truth springs up from the earth; justice looks down from heaven.” Psalms 85:12 (The Israel Bible™)<p>Professor Gabriel Barkay (Photo by Hillel …

Archaeology

Piecing together an ancient biblical site, bone by bone

In 1956, in a place called el-Jib in what was then Jordan, archaeologist James Pritchard discovered a four-letter inscription on the handle of a wine …

Archaeology

The Timeline of Human Evolution

We're taking you for a ride through evolutionary memory lane, carefully listing the members of our long family tree.

The Hunt for the Ancient ’Hobbit’s’ Modern Relatives

Science & Innovation<p>A group of pygmies still lives near the cave where the short-statured Homo floresiensis was discovered. Could they be related?<p>At first, the skeleton looked like a child’s. Uncovered in the gaping Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores, the female hominin would have …

The Hobbit

Study challenges evolution of FOXP2 as human-specific language gene

FOXP2, a gene implicated in affecting speech and language, is held up as a textbook example of positive selection on a human-specific trait. But in a …

Biology

Evolution — More Certain Than Gravity?

Imagine two science teachers. Mr. Smith teaches straight out of the textbook. He expects students simply to memorize and correctly regurgitate. The …

UC Berkeley

For This Physicist, “Overthrowing” Darwinism Is on the Table

Ethan Siegel is a physicist who writes a pretty consistently interesting regular blog for <i>Forbes</i>. Yesterday he offered thoughts on “How To Overthrow A …

Evolution

Imaging in living cells reveals how ‘junk DNA’ switches on a gene

Researchers have captured video showing how pieces of DNA once thought to be useless can act as on-off switches for genes.

Imaging

MDMA Makes Octopuses Want to Mingle, Too

A neuroscientist and a marine biologist got together and decided to give octopuses MDMA. It sounds like a joke, but it really happened, and the …

Zoology

Media silent on genetic study defying evolution

When a scientific study was published showing that 90 percent of animals appeared on Earth at the same time as humans, you could almost hear the …

Gauger: Rebel Science Versus Theistic Evolution

As noted yesterday, the editors of the massive yet sprightly volume <i>Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique</i> got …

Early Humans Probably Didn't Evolve from a Single Population in Africa

<i>Homo sapiens</i> are incredibly diverse — we live in wildly different societies, follow different rules and love and fear different gods.<p>Despite that …

Newly discovered Byzantine-era cross sheds light on Muslim-Christian ties

The silver cross imprinted on a brass weight was deliberately concealed.<p>><br>• ><p>Byzantine brass weight bear a previously-concealed silver cross discovered …

Human Eye, that “Clunky Design,” to be Used to Confirm, or Disconfirm, Quantum Mechanics

From <i>Scientific American</i>:Paul Kwiat asks his volunteers to sit inside a small, dark room. As their eyes adjust to the lack of light, each volunteer …

Did Romans Hunt Jonah’s Whales Into Extinction?

An archaeological dig in Gibraltar may have Biblical significance, indicating that whales were far more common in the Mediterranean than previously …

Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution

Environmental trauma is one possibility, explained Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller …

Oldest Tools Outside Africa Found, Rewriting Human Story

Science & Innovation<p>New evidence suggests that our ancient cousins left the continent much earlier than thought.<p>Modern humans' distant relatives left Africa earlier than previously thought—rewriting a key chapter in humankind's epic prequel, according to a discovery unveiled on Wednesday in …

Sociologist Steve Fuller: How ID Foxes Can Beat the Darwinian Lions

University of Warwick sociologist Steve Fuller is one of the few researchers in his field who knows much about intelligent design and the controversy …

As Research Advances, Debunking “Junk DNA” Is Almost Trendy

Jonathan Wells can smile — his 2011 book <i>The Myth of Junk DNA</i> remains way ahead of the curve. He writes there that “the idea that most of our DNA is …

Ancient city gate uncovered in the Galilee may have tie to biblical King David

A 10th century BCE Galilee city gate through which King David may have walked to claim a bride was uncovered by archaeologists at the recently …

Biblical 'Spies' Revealed in 1,500-Year-Old Mosaic

Science & Innovation<p>An ancient depiction of Moses' scouts in Canaan has been discovered in an "unparalleled" house of worship in Israel.<p>Noah's ark, the splitting of the Red Sea, perhaps even a visit from Alexander the Great: Since 2012, these colorful scenes have slowly emerged as archaeologists …

Archaeologists uncover gate to biblical city of Zer

• ><br>• ><p>Archaeologist at biblical city of Zer. (photo credit: HANAN SHAFIR)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than …

Mysterious pool and fountain discovered at ancient Christian site in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have announced the discovery of a large 1,500-year-old pool and elaborate fountain at the site of an ancient church near Jerusalem.<p>The pool is part of a system of pools unearthed at Ein Hanniya Park between 2012 and 2016, officials said Wednesday. Built during the Byzantine …

This jawbone fossil proves humans left Africa a lot earlier than we thought

50,000 years earlier, to be precise<p>As we go further back in time, it becomes harder and harder to be accurate with our timings. Accuracy to the hour …