Planet of the Apes Archive: January, 2012

Update on Higgs and Events at Philadelphia’s Esteemed Science Museums

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No news on the particle. Sorry. I was referring to the cat. I spent all morning at the University of Pennsylvania Vet School, where poor Higgs... Read more

How and When People Reached America

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Scientists have been fascinated with the origin of Native Americans for decades. Now, molecular genetics is helping scientists put together... Read more

Wing Bowl as Medical, Evolutionary Marvel

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Anyone doubting our evolutionary tie to other apes should check out that Philadelphia festival of food and fun known as Wing Bowl. The annual... Read more

Yellow Cat Answers Detractor, Proves He’s Open Minded with a Prayer

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We heard back from our unhappy reader Brian again, and now Higgs wants to answer his second email. To review, I’ve pasted Brian’s... Read more

Good News About Evolution and Education

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It's not all gloom and doom in American science education. This week brought some good news, as some of Philadelphia's experts in science,... Read more

I Make Typos, Get Hate Mail.

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I apologize for the typos in the previous post. I'm on double deadline with a story and a column and was a little hasty with the last post... Read more

If Bill Passes, “Creation Science” could be foisted on Indiana Students

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The struggle to keep creationism out of American public schools continues. The National Center for Science Education reports that the latest... Read more

Reader Feedback: Why Invoking Miracles Is Unlikely to Advance Science

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A reader posed an interesting question about the last column through Facebook. Why is it a "fatal flaw" if "the only way to make a theory... Read more