NEW ARTICLES - February 2017

Origin of life: We are all descended from a “complex” ancestor? Uncommon Descent
Origin of life: Horizontal gene transfer “negligible” and endosymbiosis “wrong” as factors in earliest known life? Uncommon Descent
'Best ever' view of what a dinosaur really looked like BBC
RNA self-editing: “It sounds simple, but in real life it was really complicated” Uncommon Descent
Dr. Wile Reviews Naturalism and Its Alternatives Uncommon Descent
Do true believers hold back society? Uncommon Descent
Spontaneous 'dust traps:' Astronomers discover a missing link in planet formation Science Daily
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Convergent Evolution Is a Seductive Intellectual Swindle ICR
Why Was Civilization So Late in Coming? Creation-Evolution Headlines
Evolution for the Birds Creation-Evolution Headlines
Big Science Supports Death Creation-Evolution Headlines
Electrical wire-like behavior of DNA is involved in the molecule's replication Science Daily
Science Is a Religious Endeavor The Gospel Coalition
Where do flowers come from? Shedding light on Darwin's 'abominable mystery' Science Daily
It’s amazing how much good science started out as mistakes… Uncommon Descent
Rob Sheldon: Are the seven new planets, three “habitable,” just hype? Read the fine print. Uncommon Descent
Tom Bethell on authoritarian science Uncommon Descent
Darwin fans: We censor in order to oppose censorship Uncommon Descent
A Review of the Documentary Film “Is Genesis History?” Geoscience Research Institute
New Film - "Is Genesis History?" - Presents a False Dichotomy: I (Paul Nelson) Dissent from My Role in It Evolution News and Views
"Is Genesis History?" - Preview Night Todd C. Wood Blog - Feb 13, 2017
Todd Wood answers anticipated questions about "Is Genesis History?" Todd C. Wood Blog - Feb 20, 2017
The Incoherence of Materialism, as Demonstrated by Ayn Rand Uncommon Descent
Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism Biology Online Conference - Abstracts AM-Nat Biology Conference
Seven Earth size planets - three in habitable zone
Giving weight to Darwin's theory of 'living fossils' Science Daily
From de novo protein design to molecular machine systems Foresight
Atheist cosmologist warns “deeply religious” people not to put their faith in “apparent” fine-tuning Uncommon Descent
Multiverse explains why progress in fundamental physics is slow? Uncommon Descent
Thomas Nagel: Daniel Dennett “maintaining a thesis at all costs” in Bacteria to Bach and Back Uncommon Descent
The RNA code comes into focus Nature
Extinct Neanderthals still control expression of human genes New Scientist
An epigenetics gold rush: new controls for gene expression Nature
Carlo Rovelli: Theories of everything ill-conceived but we can learn to understand quantum mechanics Uncommon Descent
Good ribbance: Dinosaur rib bones reveal remnants of 195-million-year-old protein Science Daily
Start codons in DNA may be more numerous than previously thought Science Daily
Resolving Human Evolutionary Dating Dilemmas Answers in Genesis
Cosmos Controversy: The Universe Is Expanding, but How Fast? NY Times
New Evidence for the Strange Idea that the Universe Is a Hologram Nautilus
New evidence for the universe as a hologram? Uncommon Descent
Deep problem created by Darwinian Ron Fisher’s p-values highlighted again Uncommon Descent
But it can’t really be Fake Physics because humans did not evolve to perceive reality Uncommon Descent
The Intricacies of Flight in the Natural World Answers in Genesis
Biologists propose to sequence the DNA of all life on Earth Science Magazine
Watch nature documentaries with caution. They are often sermons, of sorts. Uncommon Descent
Tom Bethell muses on Evolution Weekend Uncommon Descent
Washington Post reporter mongers fear over South Dakota academic freedom bill Uncommon Descent
Cosmologist Sean Carroll: If we are Boltzmann brains, our perceptions are befuddled Uncommon Descent
The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics BBC
BBC: Human mind’s link to quantum physics is real? Uncommon Descent
Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal The Guardian
Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism Conference - List of talks
Fine tuning: Van Allen belts more “bizarre” than expected Uncommon Descent
Heredity is foundationally cellular not genetic
Is the term “biological information” meaningful? Uncommon Descent
Live birth in lizards at 250 mya Uncommon Descent
Fossils Destroy Human Evolution Story Again Creation-Evolution Headlines
Philosopher: We cannot ignore the fact that science is not value-free Uncommon Descent
Slower-spinning galaxy bars new evidence for dark matter? Uncommon Descent
Earth Remains the Only Goldilocks Planet ICR
Where the New Science of Morality Goes Wrong The Hedgehog Review
ARJ - ongoing debate on status of Homo naledi Answers in Genesis
Dormouse might be first tree-climbing mammal shown to echolocate New Scientist
Prebiotic evolution: Hairpins help each other out Science Daily
In the Beginning: Episodes in the Origin & Development of Science Salvo Magazine
Science Teaching Standards up for Revision in Texas The Scientist
How to Spot a Fake Science News Story American Council on Science and Health
Science, lies and video-taped experiments Nature
Science, lies, and videotape? Uncommon Descent
Transparency in science? Getting rid of the “closely held embargo” was a good start Uncommon Descent
Could Suicidal Behaviors Be the Result of Evolution? Nautilus
2016 the worst year ever for fake physics? Uncommon Descent
The response of 'professional atheists' to book on Christopher Hitchens First Things
NIH’s Eugene Koonin identifies key ways our approach to evolution has changed Uncommon Descent
The Tangled History of Big Bang Science Nautilus
Something From "Nothing"? Detecting Design
Precambrian complexity of adrenergic signaling BMC Biology
Major Evolutionary Blunders: Evolutionary Psychology for Serious Tabloid Readers ICR
Crazy Convergences Distort Darwinism Creation-Evolution Headlines
Solving Appendix Mysteries ICR
Klinghoffer: “Evolutionary science is in a depressed condition,” despite hype Uncommon Descent
New study reveals hidden dynamics of bird and mammal DNA evolution Science Daily
“Junk RNA” helps embryos sort themselves out Uncommon Descent
Will We Ever Know What Dark Matter Is? Nautilus Cosmos
New evidence in favor of dark matter: The bars in galaxies are spinning more slowly than we thought Science Daily
Weevil genus beats records of explosive evolutive radiation Science Daily
Evolution: Unexpectedly elastic genomes balanced gains and losses over 100 million years, researchers say Uncommon Descent
More Collapsed Darwinian Expectations Creation-Evolution Headlines
“Unfossilizable” fossils found, from late Cambrian Uncommon Descent
Science Is Not Constantly Being Proved Right Nautilus
What happened to the Intelligent Design movement? Free Thought Blog
“Evolution of genetic code” article illustrates fundamental problem Uncommon Descent
Plants' Epigenetic Secrets The Scientist
Mechanism for photosynthesis found in primeval, non-photosynthetic microbe Uncommon Descent
Why Are We Conscious? Neurologica Blog
The tale of how the panda’s thumb evolved—twice Uncommon Descent
How plants evolved into carnivores Nature
The Scientist: Plants’ epigenetic silencing hides variations Uncommon Descent
No coherent “narrative” for transposable elements (jumping genes)? Uncommon Descent
Functional roles of Aves class-specific cis-regulatory elements on macroevolution of bird-specific features Nature
You mean, there WAS a universe before the Big Bang? Uncommon Descent
Spiny, armored slug reveals ancestry of molluscs Science Daily
Laszlo Bencze on Tom Bethell’s Darwin’s House of Cards Uncommon Descent
Why look for a new theory of gravity if the big bang cosmology is correct? Bible-Science Forum
Astrophysicist: “White holes” seem to be mathematical fiction, so wormholes won’t work Uncommon Descent
Human mind: “Dead Horse” Dennett kicks Darwin’s nag again Uncommon Descent
Study finds mutual reinforcement of phenotypic diversity and cooperation Science Daily
Researchers: Last common PreCambrian ancestor had complex adrenergic signaling Uncommon Descent
More secular apocalypses… six cosmic catastrophes for Earth Uncommon Descent
The tragic story of Soviet genetics shows the folly of political meddling in science The Conversation
Granville Sewell: On “Compensating” Entropy Decreases Uncommon Descent
Evolutionary Materialism Promotes Deadly Sins Creation-Evolution Headlines
Too Big You Say? Can You Back That Up? Uncommon Descent
Genetic 'switch' in animals offers clues to evolutionary origins of fine motor skills Science Daily
Ethan Siegel tackles fine-tuning at Forbes Uncommon Descent
How the horse can help us answer one of evolution's biggest questions The Conversation
Oceanographer on the crisis of trust in science Uncommon Descent
Science Has A Plagiarism Problem Discover Magazine Blog
Can science survive if naturalism rules? Uncommon Descent
We might be overestimating the age of ancient rocks New Atlas
Low level of oxygen in Earth's middle ages delayed evolution for two billion years Science Daily
“Substantial evidence” claimed for universe as a hologram Uncommon Descent
Dinosaur Eggs Not Bird-Like After All ICR
Universe neither confirms nor denies its holographic nature ARS Technica
Universe refuses to discuss whether it is a hologram Uncommon Descent
Mars rover steps up hunt for molecular signs of life Science Magazine
Neurologist muses on why we are conscious Uncommon Descent
Monkey Business in the Chimp Genome ICR
Cognitive science: Dennett rides again Nature
Dinosaur rib bones reveal remnants of 195-million-year-old protein Science Daily
Proteins in a 195-million-year-old dinosaur fossil Creation-Evolution Headlines
Review of Denis Lamoureux's Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! Answers in Genesis