Tag: National Geographic
Australopithecines and Retroactive Confessions of Ignorance
If a few teeth of intermediate size and shape make “the most complete chain of human evolution,” then the evidence for human evolution must be quite modest.
The Silence of the Space Aliens
The SEETI thinkers are looking for signs of intention. Even in global death, they believe they could separate natural causes from intelligent causes.
Sea Turtles Display Elegant Design Solutions; They’re Also Really Cute
Apart from their being adorable, what many may not realize is that their motion on the sand is also amazingly efficient.
Dogs Understand Many More Words than We Think
Of course, the dog is responding to words as signals, not as components of sentences.
Evolution and That Shrimp on Your Plate
Explosions of new life forms followed by stasis are emphatically not what evolution expects to find, but it is what paleontologists do find.