Tag Archives: paleontology

Evolution and Tools

Finding stone tools isn’t remarkable. Folks have been making, and occasionally losing, tools for a long time. Scientists think folks upgraded their tech to deal with a changing climate. Or maybe someone else who had done so moved in. That … Continue reading

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Art, Evolution and Aquinas

Someone left stenciled handprints on Maltravieso Cave wall. Quite a few ‘someones,’ apparently. Marking a wall can leave adolescent graffiti or murals like Orozco’s “Omnisciencia.” I think it’s a very “human” thing to do. So do scientists. That’s why most … Continue reading

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Firestorm Comet?

Scientists figure a comet started breaking up about 12,800 years back. Nothing unusual there. Many comets break up while they’re this close to our sun. This time Earth got in the way before the fragments spread out much. Fire rained … Continue reading

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Chasing Butterflies and Truth

Which came first? The butterfly or the flower? And how did flowers happen at all? The question hasn’t been answered yet, not quite. But scientists are closer to finding answers. Meanwhile, wondering whether chickens or eggs came first gives philosophers … Continue reading

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