Planet of the Apes Archive: December, 2011

Higgs Shows His True Color

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Higgs did well as a guest blogger. He's also an early adopter, having had his own google+ account for months now. If you google Higgs Flam... Read more

NCSE: "Pretty Dopey" Anti-evolution Bills Introduced in New Hampshire

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The National Center for Science Education(NCSE) has just reported on two new bills introduced by the New Hampshire legislature that would restrict... Read more

Criticism of a Criticism of Science Journalism

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I came across this piece in Slate, reprinted from New Scientist, which I found interesting because it’s about rules science journalists... Read more

Yellow Cat Attempts to Debunk Creationist Misconceptions

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I occasionally post feedback to my column, partly to stimulate discussion but also to shed light on America’s peculiar resistance to... Read more

UFOlogists come to Philly, say PA is Second in Sightings

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A group of UFOlogists are meeting this Saturday in the Philadelphia area, and I’d like to call their attention to this photo. Could that... Read more

Vindicating the "French Atheist" Lamarck

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Lately I’ve collected a file of stories and press releases claiming that some new biological finding vindicates French natural philosopher... Read more

Readers Get Ruffled On Animal Rights and Wrongs

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The interrelated topics of animal research and animal rights bring out powerful emotions in many people. There’s no scientific consensus... Read more

An evolution in guidelines for research on chimps

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Chimps are about 96 percent genetically identical to humans, and like us they are self-aware enough to recognize themselves in a mirror. But... Read more