How can isotopes tell us about the prehistoric climate?

Yesterday Phyrangula linked to my article on the problems of trying to squeeze the ice age into a young earth creationist chronology. This earned me 10 times more page views than normal (I do hope some of you new people stick around) and resulted in a couple of questions about how isotopes can tell us…

Are Australopiths our ancestors?

Today’s question allows me to win the award for “starting the most words in a title with a vowel.” It comes from Jose who asked (a while ago, I’m a bit behind)  I have question. Are australopithecus direct ancestors or cousins of direct ancestors? This question plays into a classic evolutionary question: if you have…

Islamic hobbits – I get mail

Once again I’m faced with a comment that I can only respond to with a shake of my head. Join me in this shaking! The hobbit peoples are real one still exist in mountain surrounded thick forest.Holy quran clearly mention their name yaajuj-maajuj.In bible per islam those peole tiny size 3 feet only,good hunter and…

I get mail – BOOBIES!

Whilst I will confess to some name calling in the past, I’ve always tried to couple it with some kind of reasonable argument. Yet there are a few times people tell me something that is just so not even wrong that it’s hard to do little more than stand there, jaw on the floor. I…

The origin of cooking

Today’s question comes from a Stuart Worley, submitted via the feedback form. Could you point me to (or discuss yourself) an explanation of how complex (TBD) cooking techniques “evolved”? In short, how did we get from eating single substances to, “gee, I think I’ll put all of these various, unrelated items into a big pot…