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NEW ARTICLES - JULY 2018 Updated: July 31, 2018
   
SELF-EVIDENT  
We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident Evolution News
   
PHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY  
String Theory May Create Far Fewer Universes Than Thought Scientific American
A skeptic’s take on the latest multiverse hype at New Scientist Uncommon Descent
The problem with "multiverse theories": they're just not science Prospect Magazine
What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse Forbes
Startling admission about the science (i.e., non-science) basis for the multiverse Uncommon Descent
How cosmic is the cosmos? Aeon
Oxford Study - Reanalyzing the Drake Equation NeuroLogica Blog
There Was No Big Bang Singularity Forbes
What is time? Physicist Carlo Rovelli ponders the enigmatic fourth dimension NBC News
Fooled By Time Physics World
10 physics facts you should have learned in school but probably didn't BackReaction
Researchers at CERN break “The Speed of Light” Physics and Astronomy Zone
Physics Needs Philosophy / Philosophy Needs Physics Scientific American Blogs
Cosmologist: Philosophy essential to the development of science Uncommon Descent
How might dark matter interact with ordinary matter? Science Daily
Researcher: The search for dark matter has become a “quagmire of confirmation bias” Uncommon Descent
Oddball Galaxy Puts Dark Matter Theory to the Test Scientific American
Is Time Running Out On Dark Matter? Forbes
Dark energy? No sign of symmetrons Science Daily
Is the Standard Model of physics a tyrant? Uncommon Descent
Gravitational waves and the slow pace of scientific revolutions ARS Technica
Gravitational waves: Scientific revolutions can take decades, science editor says Uncommon Descent
The Standard Model of Physics Is a Tyrant Scientific American Blogs
Higgs Boson and Top Quark coupled together: What does it mean? Creation.com
Octonions: Do eight-dimensional numbers underlie the universe? Uncommon Descent
Evidence for modified gravity is now evidence against it. BackReaction
'Cataclysmic' collision shaped Uranus' evolution Science Daily
At Forbes: Maybe fine-tuning doesn’t matter as much as some claim. Many planets might support life... Uncommon Descent
If we are alone in the universe, shouldn’t that make us feel MORE special? Uncommon Descent
   
EARTH SCIENCES/GEOLOGY/PALEONTOLOGY  
Trackways Reported in Ediacaran Strata Evolution News
Cause of Cambrian Explosion - Terrestrial or Cosmic? Science Direct
Plate tectonics not needed to sustain life Science Daily
Easy-Bake fossils: Scientists find a way to simulate the fossilization process in about a day Sciance Daily
Synthetic Fossils Show Organic Films Can Preserve Quickly Creation-Evolution Headlines
Upsets Surprise Evolutionists Creation-Evolution Headlines
Newly Identified Banded Iron Formation Puts Origins Theories on Horns of a Dilemma Evolution News
Fossil of 'first giant' dinosaur discovered in Argentina BBC
Famed British Geologist Was Spectacularly Wrong About Stonehenge Live Science
Oxygen levels on early Earth rose, fell several times before great oxidation event Science Daily
Researchers: Earth’s oxygen rose and fell several times before the Great Oxidation Event 2.2 bya Uncommon Descent
The Ice Age - More Problems with Iconic Milankovitch Paper ICR
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth The Scientist
Everything you thought you knew about dinosaur colours is wrong Wired
‘Amazing Dragon’ Discovery in China Reshapes History of Dinosaurs’ Evolution NY Times
   
BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY  
New book from Michael Behe on how today’s DNA findings “devolve” Darwin Uncommon Descent
Who Was Ludwig von Bertalanffy and Why Does He Matter? Evolution News
Inside the Machine Room of the Nucleus Evolution News
How did genetic parasites overcome natural selection for billions of years? Phys.org
Bacterial communities use sophisticated strategy to communicate over long distances Science Daily
The Dependency Graph of Life BioComplexity
Keynote Speech at Biology Conference Falsifies Major Claim of Darwinism Creation-Evolution Headlines
BIO-Complexity Presents Better Model than Common Ancestry for Explaining Pattern of Nature Evolution News
Life should be classified not as a tree but as a dependency graph, says researcher Uncommon Descent
New Paper - The Dependency Graph of Life - Demonstrates Superiority of Design Model Darwin's God Blog
Todd Wood on Ewert's dependency graph paper Todd C. Wood Blog
The Dependency Graph Hypothesis - How It Is Inferred Evolution News
Response to a Critic: But What About Undirected Graphs? Evolution News
Determining Irreducible Complexity Using Power-sets Uncommon Descent
Acacia Ants and Acacia Trees: An Irreducibly Complex Symbiotic Relationship? Uncommon Descent
A century-old model for life's origin gets significant substantiation Science Daily
Hidden rules of genetics for how life on Earth began: How genes were first translated into proteins Science Daily
The Neo-Darwinian Synthesis: A Fable Told by Ernst Mayr Evolution News
Is Darwin Still Relevant?  Evolution News
How do jumping genes cause disease, drive evolution? Science Daily
Imaging in living cells reveals how 'junk DNA' switches on a gene: Video shows DNA enhancers finding and activating a target gene in a living cell Science Daily
How “useless junk” DNA switches on a target gene Uncommon Descent
The minimal cell: How is research coming on a simple, self-replicating “artificial” cell? Uncommon Descent
Bacteria make complex antibiotics that give chemists “cold sweats” Uncommon Descent
Chromatin Topology: the New (and Latest) Functional Complexity Uncommon Descent
New research solves a 160 year old mystery about the origin of the vertebrate skeleton University of Manchester
Continuing the baraminology panel discussion Todd C. Wood Blog
Virus expert highlights the conflict over whether viruses are alive Uncommon Descent
The Origins of Hummingbirds Are Still a Major Mystery Audubon
Ecologists try to speed up evolution to save Australian marsupial from toxic toads Nature
Why should mitochondria define species? Program for the Human Environment - The Rockefeller University
The fundamental theorem of natural selection with mutations Journal of Mathematical Biology
How do cells interpret the “dizzying” communications pathways in multicellular life forms? Uncommon Descent
DNA Paramedics Repair Chromosomes ICR
Eye evolution came easy for simple sea creatures Nature
As Research Advances, Debunking "Junk DNA" Is Almost Trendy Evolution News
New findings on intercellular communication Science Daily
Darwin's House of Cards Gets Praise - And Underinformed Criticism Evolution News
"It Evolved" Is Not an Explanation Creation-Evolution Headlines
Anti-design physicist makes the best case for design of life Uncommon Descent
Three Ways that Plants Defy Darwin's Mechanism Evolution News
Lateral gene transfer enables chemical protection of beetles against antagonistic fungi Science Daily
Meyer: An "Epistemic Obligation" to Embrace Evolution? Evolution News
When a bioengineer cannot avoid evidence for design in nature… Uncommon Descent
A Classic Evolutionist's Error, Berra's Blunder Revs Up Again Evolution News
Auto mechanic: Berra’s blunder splutters … yet again? Uncommon Descent
CRISPR gene editing produces unwanted DNA deletions Nature
Potential DNA damage from CRISPR has been ‘seriously underestimated’ STAT News
Human Eye, that "Clunky Design," to be Used to Confirm, or Disconfirm, Quantum Mechanics Evolution News
Neurons Can Carry More Than One Signal at a Time Duke University
The ancient armor of fish -- scales -- provide clues to hair, feather development Science Daily
New review on methods of ancestral effective population size estimates Cornell University Library
Would Life On Earth Be Possible If We Were Anyplace Else In The Galaxy? Forbes
Other bad news from the genome for neo-Darwinism Uncommon Descent
From Bears to Whales: A Difficult Transition Evolution News
Dissolving the Fermi Paradox: Life is unique after all Creation.com
New control of cell division discovered University of Zurich
New insights into plants' conquest of land Science Daily
Why are neuron axons long and spindly? Study shows they're optimizing signaling efficiency Science Daily
Confined mature cells lose their specialized characteristics by sixth day and completely transition into re-deployable stem cells by 10th day Science Daily
DNA marks in adults tracked back to changes in earliest days of life Science Daily
Every person has a unique brain anatomy Science Daily
Different psychiatric disorders linked to the same genes? Uncommon Descent
Encryption System Found in Genes Evolution News
Genetics: Darwinism vs. biological form Uncommon Descent
Do all genes affect every complex trait? Uncommon Descent
Jumping genes: Cross species transfer of genes has driven evolution Science Daily
Genes - way weirder than you thought PLOS Blogs
At PLOS: “Genes – way weirder than you thought” Uncommon Descent
The Same Genes May Underlie Different Psychiatric Disorders Scientific American
Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm Smithsonian
Energy landscape algorithm details DNA's interphase dynamics Science Daily
Researchers: Cross species transfer has been "an important driver of evolution" Uncommon Descent
Almost one in five genes’ coding status is unresolved Uncommon Descent
The Frantic Determination of Some Scientists to Discover Life Elsewhere Creation-Evolution Headlines
Discovery of a new on/off switch affecting cell-to-cell communications Science Daily
Cellular 'garbage disposal' has another job Science Daily
“Bad design” of the human mouth enables us to speak Uncommon Descent
Mighty mitochondria flex their DNA power to help nucleus run the cell: newly discovered intracellular genetic messaging Science Daily
Cellular butler protein organizes a cells genetic material from the sidelines Science Daily
Review of Henry Gee's Across the Bridge: Understanding the Origin of the Vertebrates Nature
High-quality genomes reveal new differences between the great apes Nature
Neuroscientists uncover secret to intelligence in parrots: Study shows evidence of convergence in bird and primate evolution Science Daily
Evolutionary outcomes can be predicted Science Daily
Squid, Octopus Genomes Alter Themselves, Blocking Evolution ICR
Scientists Bring Ancient Proteins Back to Life The Scientist
Gene discovery unlocks mysteries to our immunity Science Daily
Heritable genome editing: Action needed to secure responsible way forward Science Daily
Are trees the ultimate in compressed information? Uncommon Descent
How to calculate mutation rate for evolutionary biology The Scientist
Host plants tell insects when to grow longer wings and migrate Science Daily
Bats harbor a gene swiped from an ancient Ebola-like virus Science Daily
Bats “steal” genes from ebola-related virus which serves an as-yet-unknown function in the bat Uncommon Descent
Peppered Hares - An Emerging Evolutionary Icon Evolution News
Horizontal gene transfer from tunicates helps beetles against fungus Uncommon Descent
Bale monkeys living in different areas have very different DNA Science Daily
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned The Scientist
At Science: Maybe the transition from single cells to multicellular life wasn’t that hard? Uncommon Descent
Is aging a “disease” or does it have an “evolutionary purpose”? Uncommon Descent
The complex and unfolding story of heredity shows genes' true place - Review of Zimmer's book New Scientist
Worms Frozen for 42,000 Years Come Back to Life Real Clear Science
Rise of the grasshoppers: New analysis redraws evolutionary tree for major insect family Science Daily
Is that Mars lake way too salty for life? Uncommon Descent
   
ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIAL SCIENCES  
Richard Weikart on the anti-Semitic burst in evolutionary psychology Uncommon Descent
Darwinian Theory and Evolutionary Psychology - A Troubling Legacy Evolution News
How Social Science Might Be Misunderstanding Conservatives NY Magazine
Neanderthals did know how to start fires Uncommon Descent
Rewriting human evolution story: No single human origin Uncommon Descent
Designed genetic diversity in Adam and Eve Int'l Conference on Creationism
The Scientific Possibility of Adam and Eve Strange Notions
Recent headlines in hominin origins Todd C. Wood Blog
Sociologist Steve Fuller: How ID Foxes Can Beat the Darwinian Lions Evolution News
Gauger: Rebel Science Versus Theistic Evolution Evolution News
J. P. Moreland on why minds could not simply evolve somehow Uncommon Descent
Bill Dembski: Machines will never supersede humans! Uncommon Descent
Is social psychology still the science of behaviour? British Psychological Association
Study: Religiously affiliated people “9.45 and 5.64 years longer…” Uncommon Descent
Hominin occupation of the Chinese Loess Plateau since about 2.1 million years ago Nature
Humans did not stem from a single ancestral population in one region of Africa Science Daily
Neanderthals used flint and pyrite to spark fires Cosmos Magazine
The Case for Lucy as Ape: Part 5 of 6 Dr. Joe R. Miller - More Than Cake
More Evidence Lucy Was Just an Ape ICR
350,000-Year-Old Skull Looks Shockingly Like Modern Human Creation-Evolution Headlines
The Biggest Misapprehension About Human Origins Nautilus
How Human Smarts Evolved Sapiens
Why Human Speech Is Special The Scientist
Did humans leave Africa earlier than previously thought? Science Daily
Koko Is Dead, but the Myth of Her Linguistic Skills Lives On Chronicle of Higher Education
Quantum Woo in Parapsychology NeuroLogica Blog
Oral Cavity's Supposedly "Lousy" Design Is a Key to Human Speech Evolution News
Asia's mysterious role in the early origins of humanity New Scientist
Professor Asserts Men And Women Are Different. University's School Of Science Disagrees Daily Wire
Foot fossil pegs hominid kids as upright walkers 3.3 million years ago Science News
Chimpanzees Can't Tell Us Much About Being Human Sapiens
How Ancient Teeth Reveal the Roots of Humankind Smithsonian Magazine
No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists The Guardian
Where Our Human Ancestors Made an Impression Hakai Magazine
Ancient Fire Human Genesis
The theory of mind myth Aeon
Biologist: Science and philosophy do NOT offer more for grief than religion Uncommon Descent
   
PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE AND THEOLOGY  
Christian worldview gave rise to science; naturalist assumptions not needed Uncommon Descent
3 Reasons Why Science Has Not Done Away With Belief in God Christian Post
Scientific Predictions and the Bible: Unknown Facts Revealed by God Michael G. Strauss Blog
How To Overthrow A Scientific Theory In Three Easy Steps Forbes
Abusing Science: Leftists Push PC Agendas with Scientism Creation-Evolution Headlines
Hugh Ross’s five best arguments from nature for the existence of God. And some objections. Uncommon Descent
Science cannot “disprove” miracles Uncommon Descent
Danish ID proponent: Why I have a problem with Theistic evolution. Uncommon Descent
Do Religious People Really Have a Problem with Evolution? Nautilus
Atheists sense design in nature? Uncommon Descent
Scientific Predictions and the Bible: A Dual Fulfillment Proposal Michael G. Strauss Blog
Enemies of science? The current war on objectivity is a genuine enemy Uncommon Descent
The naturalism of the sciences: a domain naturalism? ScienceDirect
Chance, determinism and the classical theory of probability ScienceDirect
Mass slaughter: Can well-intentioned humanism replace values thought to be rooted in reality? Uncommon Descent
Scientific Predictions and the Bible: What to Expect Michael G. Strauss Blog
Would a Loving God Send People to Hell? Christian Post
A Brotherly Defense of the Resurrection of Jesus Christian Post
Neuroscientist Michael Egnor, the Philosophical Physician, on Science and the Soul Evolution News
Limits of Reductionism BackReaction
On the absurdity of “naturalism” (and the equal absurdity of its censorship of science and education) Uncommon Descent
What about the broader view of naturalism? (And how does this tie in with methods of science?) Uncommon Descent
Can science be the only source of truth? Uncommon Descent
What is the meaning of life? Ask a conservative Science Daily
Science and miracles: The Carl Sagan edition Uncommon Descent
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s Legacy of Eugenics and Rascism Can’t Be Ignored Religion Dispatches
Teilhard de Chardin: The “evolution” priest’s legacy included racism and social Darwinism, says theologian Uncommon Descent
From Cold Case Christianity: Is the Astronomy in the Book of Job Scientifically Consistent? Uncommon Descent
Sabine Hossenfelder: Free will is compatible with physics Uncommon Descent
Can we choose not to believe in free will? Uncommon Descent
Is Free Will an Illusion? Evolution News
Michael Egnor asks, can free will even BE an illusion? in a quantum universe? Mind Matters
Would a Loving God Send People to Hell? Christian Post
Must Science Conflict With Spirituality? NY Times
From Philip Cunningham: Atheistic Materialism vs Meaning, Value, and Purpose in Our Lives Uncommon Descent
Can there really be a Theory of Everything? Wouldn’t it really be a "theology" of everything? Uncommon Descent
Scientists Rarely Admit Mistakes. A New Project Wants to Change That. Undark
Theistic evolution: Conjuring up one’s own version of evolution and calling it God’s Uncommon Descent
Neuroscientist: Free will is an illusion but we should believe we have it Uncommon Descent
Michael Shermer: We can never solve mysteries like consciousness, free will, or God Uncommon Descent
So, 25 years later, whatever became of the Hard Science of mind? Uncommon Descent
Does free will exist in the universe? (That would be a no.) Cosmos Magazine
Catholic apologist Ed Feser beats a dead horse Uncommon Descent
   
AND MORE  
Will the REAL Dr. Leonard Susskind Please Stand Up? - Moshe Averick Times of Israel
Alfred Russel Wallace - New Biography Is a Defeater for Arguments for Theistic Evolution Evolution News
Alfred Russel Wallace: A Life in Science, Rediscovered Evolution News
David Bohm, Quantum Mechanics and Enlightenment Scientific American
2018 ICC session papers available online Int'l Conference on Creationism
Creationists at the International Conference on Creationism admit feathered dinosaurs exist, so evolution is true! Todd C. Wood Blog
Is ID-friendly bioengineer a heretic or just a minority reporter? Uncommon Descent
Review of Heretic - A Finnish Bioengineer Touches the Third Rail Salvo Magazine
Astronomy and Astrobiology: Life Beyond our Home on Earth US Insurance Agents
SETI reacts to the new study that says not to wait up for extraterrestrials Uncommon Descent
But if we don’t find life on either Mars or Europa… Uncommon Descent
Must we find water to be sure there is alien life? Uncommon Descent
Atheists intuitively see nature in terms of design National Review
Book Review: Knowing Creation: Perspectives from Theology, Philosophy, and Science - Andrew B. Torrance and Thomas H. McCall, Editors Apologetics 315
Geneticist praises the Creator Creation.com
When Is an Apologetic Dialogue No Longer Worth Pursuing? Christian Post
The Transhumanism Revolution: Oppression Disguised as Liberation Quillette
A Look at College Indoctrination into Darwinism Creation-Evolution Headlines
A Landmark Victory for Academic Freedom Weekly Standard
Here, Evidently, Is How They Teach Evolution at Louisiana State University Evolution News
When to trust (and not to trust) peer reviewed science The Conversation
What is the origin of human consciousness? Creation.com
Consciousness: Why Materialism Fails Open Sciences
There Is No Such Thing as Unconscious Thought Nautilus
Egnor: Why Machines Will Never Think Evolution News
Descartes (1596—1650) could tell you why “smart machines” are stalled Uncommon Descent
interview of Nancy Pearcey Salvo Magazine
Random evolution somehow creates responsibility? Uncommon Descent
Galileo's Trial: A Conversation with Dom Paschal Scotti Law and Liberty
Review of Galileo Revisited Reading Religion
Does the social triumph of naturalist atheism always lead to magical beliefs? Uncommon Descent
Will President Dutarte have to resign? Mathematician Euler offered an equation taken as proof of God Uncommon Descent
Yes, President Duterte, God credibly exists Uncommon Descent
President Duterte, this is what it means that God is the necessary being at the root of reality Uncommon Descent
Big Science Tracks Political Correctness Creation-Evolution Headlines
Philippines president claims he’ll resign if anyone can prove God exists Uncommon Descent
Darwinism Breeds Bigotry, Arrogance, and Hate Creation-Evolution Headlines
Journal of Creation - Table of Contents Creation.com
Babylon Bee's Neil DeGrasse Tyson Spoof Op-Ed Babylon Bee
Stability of Earth: Scientists propose solution to 'Gaia puzzle' Science Daily
Sam Harris on taboo topics, Jordan Peterson, and getting sent to PC hell Uncommon Descent
Bret Weinstein on Jordan Peterson v Sam Harris Uncommon Descent
Commonweal Misrepresents Isaac Newton, Intelligent Design Evolution News
Scientists Find Genetic Causes of Loneliness Discover Magazine
Science and Philosophy Offer More for Grief than Religion Psychology Today
Meditation under the microscope Aeon
How to build a real time machine BBC
At the BBC: Still working on that ol’ time machine… Uncommon Descent
What’s wrong with social psychology, in a nutshell Uncommon Descent
Can we cheat death by uploading ourselves as virtual AI entities? Mind Matters
Bill Dembski on how AI can solve our problems… Uncommon Descent
At Mind Matters Today: AI is not (yet) an intelligent cause Uncommon Descent
   

 


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