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NEW ARTICLES - MAY 2018 Updated: May 31, 2018
   
PHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY  
How Anti-Religious Bias Prevented Scientists from Accepting the Big Bang Real Clear Science
At RealClearScience: Anti-religious feelings hindered acceptance of the Big Bang Uncommon Descent
Did the dying Stephen Hawking really mean to strengthen the case for God? The Guardian
Did the dying Stephen Hawking strengthen the case for God by reintroducing fine-tuning? Uncommon Descent
Does the beginning of the universe require a cause? Uncommon Descent
Can fuzzballs explain away the Big Bang? And the origin of time? Uncommon Descent
Stephen Hawking's (almost) last paper: putting an end to the beginning of the universe Science Magazine
At Science: Hawking’s last work attempted to stick a pin in eternal inflation of the cosmos Uncommon Descent
Are recent dark energy findings a blow for multiverse theory? Uncommon Descent
This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything' Forbes
Galaxy simulations are at last matching reality-and producing surprising insights into cosmic evolution Science Magazine
Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes Quanta Magazine
Stars born only 250 million years after the Big Bang? Uncommon Descent
Humanity's 3 Hopes For Finding Alien Life Forbes
Does Extraterrestrial Life Exist? Creation Research Society
Panspermia (maybe life came from outer space) is back, in Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology Uncommon Descent
Alternatives to Einstein’s gravity face challenges from evidence Uncommon Descent
Exoplanets break apparent rules for planet formation Uncommon Descent
What Does Quantum Physics Actually Tell Us About the World? NY Times
Could a multiverse be hospitable to life? Science Daily
Science at sunset: Dark energy, if it exists, might make a multiverse hospitable to life, if it exists Uncommon Descent
The case against dark matter Astronomy
Multiverse theory cops a blow after dark energy findings Cosmos Magazine
Star Formation Theories Fail to Shine Creation-Evolution Headlines
Proposed dark matter solution: “Gravity is not a fundamental governance of our universe, but instead a reaction to the makeup of a given environment.” Uncommon Descent
NASA Resurrects SETI Creation-Evolution Headlines
Making sense of many universes Knowable Magazine
Prof Stephen Hawking's multiverse finale BBC
Taming the multiverse: Stephen Hawking's final theory about the big bang Science Daily
Suzan Mazur talks with Fermilab associate Craig Hogan at Oscillations about the current state of the hologram universe Uncommon Descent
Troubled Times for Alternatives to Einstein's Theory of Gravity Quanta Magazine
Research casts doubt on theories of star formation EurekAlert
“Complete surprise”: Stars are not necessarily born in the way we thought. Also, galaxies can form much faster than thought Uncommon Descent
Astrophysicist Niayesh Afshordi explains the holograph universe to Suzan Mazur at Oscillations Uncommon Descent
   
BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY  
What's Wrong with the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis? A Critical Reply to Welch (2017) PhilSci Archive
Evolutionists Shove Uncooperative Data into Darwinian Stories Creation-Evolution Headlines
At Quanta: Cells need almost all of their genes, even the "junk DNA" Uncommon Descent
Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution Phys.org
Startling Result–90% of Animals Less than 200 kya Uncommon Descent
Why Should Mitochondria Define Species? Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Why Should Mitochondria Define Species? Human Evolution
First Lizard Was 100% Lizard Creation-Evolution Headlines
Ancient reptile fossil Megachirella pushes origin of lizards back 75 million years ABC
Dispositional Properties in Evo-Devo Springer
Genes found only in humans influence brain size UC Santa Cruz
How eye loss occurs in blind cavefish Science Daily
New Book Unmasks Darwinist Censors Creation-Evolution Headlines
Heredity beyond the gene Nature
At Nature: We need to “overhaul our views” on heredity Uncommon Descent
Rethinking phylogenetic comparative methods Systematic Biology - Oxford Academic
A first look at the earliest decisions that shape a human embryo Science Daily
A first look at the earliest decisions that shape a human embryo The Rockefeller University
How a Cell Knows When To Divide Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Cell Membranes: Dynamic, Communicating, Designed Evolution News
Zombie Science: Darwin's Theory Feeds on Raw Materialism  Evolution News
For Selling Evolution, a Little Knowledge Is a Glorious Thing Evolution News
Epigenetics: “[n]ew ideas closely related to Lamarck’s eighteenth-century views have become central to our understanding of genetics” Uncommon Descent
Theory of predictive brain as important as evolution Horizon Magazine
Physicists See Quantum Effects in Photosynthesis Discover Magazine
Photosynthesis involves a protein 'piston' Science Daily
Convergent evolution: Green blood evolved four times in lizards Uncommon Descent
We may have got the evolution of our big brains entirely wrong New Scientist
What Made Human Brains So Big? The Scientist
Scientists crack how primordial life on Earth might have replicated itself Science Daily
How to code a functional molecular machine Science Daily
Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig’s Long-Necked Giraffe book now free online Uncommon Descent
With Darwinism, "The Theory Is Always Driving the Ideas In Spite of the Evidence" Evolution News
There You Go Again, Nathan Lents - On the Design of the Human Eye Evolution News
Nathan Lents: Science with the Parking Brake On  Evolution News
Nathan Lents and the Wisdom of Testicles Evolution News
Nathan Lents Doesn't Understand Refrigeration Evolution News
Surprise: Lents Clarifies that Book Not Intended as Refutation of Intelligent Design! Evolution News
Straw Man: Nathan Lents Versus the Theory of Perfect Design Evolution News
Nathan Lents "Plays Ball" on Biological Design Evolution News
Out of One Cell, Many Tissues - But How? Evolution News
Intact Starch Granules in "Ancient" Plant Fossil ICR
When the dinosaurs died, so did forests-and tree-dwelling birds The Field Museum
MSU scientists' discovery in Yellowstone 'extremely relevant' to origin of life Montana State University
Genetic diversity helps protect against disease Science Daily
"Alien" Octopuses "arrived on Earth from space as cryopreserved eggs" Express
Striking differences in patterns of germline mutation between mice and humans Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Pigeons much smarter than monkeys in some tests Uncommon Descent
Biophysics is starting to matter in evolution Uncommon Descent
New nuclear RNA retention activity discovered Science Daily
More on Alien Octopi: New Paper Admits Failure of Evolution to Explain Life Evolution News
Scientists find missing factor in gene activation Science Daily
Using and navigating the plant tree of life Wiley Online Library
We are more than our brains: on neuroscience and being human Aeon
Cognitive scientist: We are more than our brains but DON’T get any high ideas on that account! Uncommon Descent
David Attenborough: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life Creation.com
Isolated complex functional islands in the ocean of sequences: a model from English language, again. Uncommon Descent
Your Body Acquires Trillions of New Mutations Every Day The Atlantic
We acquire trillions of new mutations every day, so why are we still alive? Uncommon Descent
How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Evolved Smithsonian Magazine
Mission Impossible: From the BioLogos Files Evolution News
Monkey Hybrids Challenge Assumptions of What a Species Is The Scientist
Monkey hybrids are monkeying with the biological species concept Uncommon Descent
Researcher: Mathematics sheds light on “unfathomably complex” cellular thinking, Uncommon Descent
Science historian on Darwinist Ken Miller’s new book, The Human Instinct: Asserting consensus in the midst of growing conflict Uncommon Descent
Kirk Durston: What progress have we made over six decades in understanding the origin of life? Uncommon Descent
Genetics Leaves Central Dogma and Junk DNA in the Rear-View Mirror Evolution News
Dramatic recent finding: There is a new DNA structure in our cells, beyond the double helix Uncommon Descent
Undeniable Intuitions and Unbelievable Coincidences - Douglas Axe Evolution News
We reconstructed the genome of the 'first animal' The Conversation
Math sheds light on how living cells 'think' Science Daily
Tangled Branches Confound Darwinian Trees Creation-Evolution Headlines
More Tangled Branches that Confound Darwinian Trees Creation-Evolution Headlines
The epigenome and facial development Science Daily
A Rulebook for Living Cells Nature
Molecular Machines Show Same Design Principles as Big Machines Creation-Evolution Headlines
Eyes in a Twinkling?  Evolution News
Plants Are Communicating With Each Other Using Underground Signals Atlas Obscura
Cells Talk in a Language That Looks Like Viruses Quanta Magazine
We're not prepared for the genetic revolution that's coming The Conversation
Dolphins Have a Mysterious Network of Veins That Could Be Key to Preventing the Bends Smithsonian Magazine
Elephant Genome re-written elephant theory Creation.com
New Whale Fossil Harpoons Evolution ICR
   
GEOLOGY/PALEONTOLOGY  
Cause of Cambrian Explosion - Terrestrial or Cosmic? ScienceDirect
Researchers: Cambrian explosion was not an explosion after all Uncommon Descent
Alleged Refutation of the Cambrian Explosion Confirms Abruptness, Vindicates Meyer Evolution News
With New Theory of the Cambrian Explosion, Scientists Reach (Literally) for the Stars Evolution News
Major fossil study sheds new light on emergence of early animal life 540 million years ago Science Daily
What's New in Cambrian Dodgeball? Evolution News
Ancient mammal discovery reveals supercontinent split far later than previously thought Independent
Bechly: Why the Phenomenon of Living Fossils Is Under "Massive Attack" Evolution News
Using Models to Correct Data: Paleodiversity and the Fossil Record PhilSci Archive
Cracking open the formation of fossil concretions Science Daily
A fossil may rewrite the story of how plants first lived on land New Scientist
Scientists find the first bird beak Science Daily
Secular Scientists Admit Dinosaurs Appeared Abruptly ICR
   
ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIAL SCIENCES  
Tom Wolfe 1931-2018 with Kingdom of Speech links Uncommon Descent
Farewell: On Evolution "Myth" and Intelligent Design, Tom Wolfe Boldly Told the Truth Evolution News
High Intra-Specific Variations in Apes and Just-So Stories of Human Evolution Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
How humans and apes are different, and why it matters Science Daily
Arguing that humans are not unique, researcher trips over his own data Uncommon Descent
Part 2 in blog series on fossil evidence and the descent of mankind More Than Cake
The human-like features of Homo naledi's brain surprise research team Science Daily
Brain of Homo Naledi Estimated Creation-Evolution Headlines
Homo naledi’s small but sophisticated brain challenges belief in “an inevitable march towards bigger, more complex brains.” Uncommon Descent
Cranial capacity isn't the whole story Todd C. Wood Blog
Homo naledi Bones Not Ritually Buried ICR
Did Homo naledi really bury their own dead? Todd C. Wood Blog
The Enigma of Death - Were humans mortal before the Fall? Henry Center
Can chimpanzee vocalizations reveal the origins of human language? Science Daily
High Intra-Specific Variations in Apes and Just-So Stories of Human Evolution Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Understanding the psychology of pure hate Uncommon Descent
Researcher: Neanderthal engravings made “with symbolic or communicative intent” Uncommon Descent
Adam and Eve: lessons learned Nature - Ecology and Evolution Community
Review of Ken Miller's "The Human Instinct" Evolution News
Science historian on Darwinist Ken Miller’s new book, The Human Instinct: Asserting consensus in the midst of growing conflict Uncommon Descent
Human evolution: Did large brains cause Neanderthals to go extinct? Uncommon Descent
Did Neanderthals sail the Mediterranean? Some interesting evidence. Uncommon Descent
700,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Point to Mysterious Human Relative National Geographic
Engraved Crimean stone artifact may demonstrate Neanderthal symbolism Science Daily
More seafaring hominins Todd C. Wood Blog
How did stone tools get to the Philippines 700 kya? Uncommon Descent
Wars and clan structure may explain a strange biological event 7,000 years ago Eurekalert
   
PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE AND THEOLOGY  
Can acknowledgment of design in nature be a part of science? Uncommon Descent
Panspermia Pseudoscience Neurologica Blog
Ideas are cheap, theories are hard PLOS Blogs
Why ideas are cheap and theories are hard. With special reference to panspermia Uncommon Descent
Sceptic asks, why do people who abandon religion embrace superstition? Mercatornet
Quote of the Month: Robin Collins on Why ID isn’t Science Design Disquisitions
Design Disquisitions: Quote of the Month-Robin Collins on Why ID isn’t Science Uncommon Descent
The Scientific Compatibility and Uniqueness of Hebrew Cosmology Distinct from Ancient Near Eastern Literature More Than Cake
Wikipedia blunders yet again — “Unlike hypotheses, theories and laws may be simply referred to as scientific fact” Uncommon Descent
Review of Daniel Dennett's From Bacteria to Bach and Back Commonweal Magazine
Dawkins and the God Question The Gospel Coalition
Darwinism Animalizes Human Values Creation-Evolution Headlines
The Five Arguments Stand: Response to a Critic on Aquinas and Evolution Evolution News
Inspiring Philosophy on quantum mechanics and the death of materialism Uncommon Descent
Is the search for meaning in quantum physics a form of religion? Uncommon Descent
Recognizing "Spin" in the Scientific Literature PLOS
Why science needs free speech Uncommon Descent
What makes people distrust science? Surprisingly, not politics Aeon
Study of causes of science skepticism sails right by the most obvious cause Uncommon Descent
   
AND MORE  
Who are the creationists? Todd C. Wood Blog
Arizona Education Department strikes 'evolution' from science standards draft The Hill
Are religion and science always at odds? Here are three scientists that don't think so ABC Science
Sociologist Steve Fuller, who has written competently about ID, has new book out on post-truth in science Uncommon Descent
Arizona Educators Consider Altering Evolution References NY Times
Arizona Moves to Alter Wording About Evolution in Education The Scientist
Arizona education change: Parts of evolution theory termed “not proven.” Meltdown among Darwin’s faithful. Uncommon Descent
PZ Myers admits the sad state of the atheist community Freethought Blogs
And now for something completely different… Darwinian PZ Myers laments the sad state of atheism today Uncommon Descent
Why Are Millennials Turning to Astrology? CSI
At CSICOP: Why millennials and liberals turn to astrology Uncommon Descent
Epigenetics: The Evolution Revolution The New York Review of Books
Biased School Textbooks Aren't Limited to Biology Evolution News
Michael Medved discusses intelligent design theory with Darwin’s Doubt author Steve Meyer Uncommon Descent
Journal of Creation - April 2018 Creation.com
Why do science journalists promote “fake physics” to the public? Uncommon Descent
Why we need to figure out a theory of consciousness The Conversation
   

 


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