Geoscience Research Institute

News Archives – Jan-June 2015

DISCLAIMER:  The following links do not necessarily represent endorsement by the Geoscience Research Institute, but are meant to provide information from a wide range of viewpoints and expertise on scientific issues, religious issues, and the interface between the two, particularly in the area of creation and evolution.


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  • ISIS Atrocities: Does Outrage Evolve? / March 8, 2015 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — What will it take to turn outrage into action, if genocide won’t? Destruction of antiquities? What would Darwin do?
  • Physical and Geological Hurdles on the Darwinian Race / March 7, 2015 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — Can the smooth big-bang-to-brain story of evolution jump the physical and geological hurdles along the way?
  • Whale Secrets / March 6, 2015 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — whales possess some remarkable traits that are the envy of engineers, and the dismay of evolutionists
  • Another “Oldest Homo” Contender Alleged / March 5, 2015 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — Not again: another jawbone is making the rounds in the human-evolution saga.
  • Cosmic Theater / March 4, 2015 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — cosmologists act less like scientists and more like actors, the more that anomalies threaten their paradigm
  • Animal PhDs in Physics / March 3, 2015 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — Many animals and plants have mastered physics and chemistry. Engineers would do well to learn from them.
  • Triassic Trackways Are Unique / March 2, 2015 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — Secular geologists claim that unique conditions prevailed when trackways were made by tetrapods in Triassic strata. Is this special pleading?
  • The Physics of Long Necks / March 1, 2015 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — long-necked sauropods faced a fundamental problem in physics when stooping down to drink
  • Freedom: The Best Conservation Strategy / February 28, 2015 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — do-gooder environmentalists trying to save the Amazon rainforests make the problem worse
  • Backward Wiring of Eye Retina Confirmed as Optimal / February 27, 2015 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — you can’t get any better performance out of an eyeball than the way it’s designed, backward wiring and all

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  • Harvard Evolutionists Justify Terror as Darwinian Fitness / January 3, 2015 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — their “study” involved native tribespeople, but the amoral implications give aid and comfort to evildoers
  • Highly evolvable malaria vectors: The genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquitoes / 2 January 2015 / Daniel E. Neafsey, et al. / Science, v.347, n.6217
  • What Made the Bang so Big? / January-February 2015 / Steve Nadis / Discover Magazine — top 100 stories of 2014, #5 … if the findings are verified, BICEP2 will have amassed the strongest support yet for cosmic inflation
  • The Year in Science Fraud / January-February 2015 / Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky / Discover Magazine — top 100 stories of 2014, #8 … what can we learn from the scandals that plagued scientific research in 2014
  • The First Dinosaur to Menace Both Land and Water / January-February 2015 / Gemma Tarlach / Discover Magazine — top 100 stories of 2014, #9 … a new specimen of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus helps researchers sort out its strange traits
  • Researchers Construct First Designer Chromosome / January-February 2015 / Lisa Raffensperger / Discover Magazine — top 100 stories of 2014, #17 … the synthetic yeast chromosome marks the first step toward synthesizing a eukaryotic organism
  • Introducing the Heavyweight Dino of the World / January-February 2015 / Erik Ness / Discover Magazine — top 100 stories of 2014, #21 … Dreadnoughtus schrani‘s tail alone measures an impressive 30 feet
  • Planets More Habitable Than Earth May Be Common in Our Galaxy / January 2015 / René Heller / Scientific American, v.312, n.1 — planets quite different from our own may be the best homes for life in the universe
  • Why We Have Free Will / January 2015 / Eddy Nahmias / Scientific American, v.312, n.1 — neurons fire in your head before you become aware that you have made a decision, but this discovery does not mean you are a “biochemical puppet”
  • Origins of Art / January 2015 / Chip Walter / National Geographicthe greatest innovation in the history of humankind was neither the stone tool nor the steel sword, but the invention of symbolic expression by the first artists
  • The Christmas Story As Told by a Secular Science Reporter / December 25, 2014 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — here’s how the Christmas story fares under the lens of a secular science reporter who doesn’t believe in a miracle-working God who enters into history

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