Correcting Intelligent Design creationists leads to some interesting drama. … More Behe, Bias, and Bears (Oh my!)
Doing battle with creationists may seem like a distraction, but it is important for public trust in science. … More ICYMI: My Presentation on Intelligent Design and Darwin Devolves at the CFI
Two new books tackle the question of life and sentience and, together, they make a strong argument that neither may be as improbable as we thought. … More How Likely is Intelligent Life?
I, a secular scientist, endorsed a book about Adam and Eve? Strange, but true. … More A Skeptic Encounters Adam and Eve
Science is finally making real progress on the question of how our species achieved a mostly nonviolent social harmony. … More The Decline of Violence in Homo sapiens
Because it is seen as a proxy of health and good genes, facial symmetry is one of the few features that is universally attractive. … More Why Facial Symmetry Is So Attractive
My two books have received one negative review each. Totally different books and different reviews, but there’s a predictable common thread… … More A curious thing about the only two negative book reviews I’ve received…
The very title of Behe’s book indicates a profound misunderstanding of evolutionary theory … More Darwin Devolves: “Devolution” is Not a Thing
The godfather of “intelligent design” exaggerates even his “pro-Darwinism” example. … More Darwin Devolves: Behe Gets Polar Bear Evolution Very Wrong
Psychological profiles of Donald Trump are hampered by lack of personal access, but can we learn something from an evolutionary analysis? … More Does Trump Fit the Evolutionary Role of Narcissistic Sociopath?