Small Planetary Bodies Unexpectedly Active

March 27, 2017 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

You would think things would have cooled down after 4.5 billion years. That’s not what planetary scientists are observing. Ceres Cold Volcanoes Several news outlets reported that the dwarf planet Ceres, largest body in the asteroid belt, has ice volcanoes. Phys.org says that the famous Ahuna Mons cryovolcano, announced in 2015 from Dawn Spacecraft observations, […]

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Water Theories Evaporate

March 20, 2017 in Bible and TheologyDumb IdeasEducationGeologyMediaOrigin of LifePhilosophy of ScienceSolar System

After decades of telling the public comets brought Earth’s water, scientists are giving up on the idea. It was volcanoes, now they say.

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Secular Ocean Theory Evaporates

January 26, 2017 in Bible and TheologyDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

The divination experts see a new vision emerging from meteorites, portending disaster.

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Activity on Planets Suggests Youth

November 11, 2016 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Can these processes really have gone on for billions of years?

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Titan Ethane Still Missing, and Other Planetary Puzzles

May 7, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

We update the problem of Titan’s missing ethane and other challenges to billions of years.

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Solar System Is Weird Only if It Is Old

March 14, 2016 in Dating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

To someone who believes the solar system is billions of years old, no wonder its contents look weird.

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Want Salt on Your Ceres?

December 10, 2015 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

Those mysterious white spots on asteroid Ceres could be outcrops of salt. How did vast amounts of salt get out there?

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New Earth Ocean Theory Is All Wet

November 16, 2015 in AstronomyDumb IdeasGeologyPhysicsSolar System

Time to rewrite the textbooks again. Earth started out wet, scientists now claim, overturning decades of dogma.

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Inventing Stars, Solar Systems and Universes

October 31, 2015 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsDumb IdeasMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Always look into the methods used when scientists speak confidently about models for making things appear out of nowhere.

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Confusing Building Blocks with Life

September 4, 2015 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Astrobiologists and their uncritical reporters continue to commit a logical fallacy regarding necessary and sufficient conditions.

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Seriously, Ceres and Comets Look Surprising

August 5, 2015 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsGeologyOrigin of LifePhysicsSolar System

Here are surprises found at asteroid Ceres and Comet 67P by spacecraft arriving there this year.

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Magnetic News

August 3, 2015 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyHealthMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Magnetism is an important force in astronomy, planetary science and life. Here are news items involving magnets and magnetic fields.

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Origin of Life for Dummies

August 1, 2015 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeneticsGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Readers can decide if these news stories on the origin of life represent smart science or not.

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Origin of Life Theories Lost in Space

June 2, 2015 in AstronomyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Scenarios for life’s origin contradict one another and compete for implausibility.

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Messages from Mercury

April 6, 2015 in Dating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

With MESSENGER in its final days before impact, the innermost planet has become a familiar place.

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First Rosetta Science Results Are Surprising

January 26, 2015 in Amazing FactsAstronomyGeologyPhysicsSolar System

The first suite of science papers from the Rosetta mission has been published, giving new insights about comets.

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Astrobiology Has No Bio

December 17, 2014 in AstronomyCell BiologyGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

When you take the “bio” out of astrobiology, what do you get? Is it still a science?

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Saturn Rescues Earth: Outer Planet Wonders

November 22, 2014 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

How Saturn saved the Earth, and other news from the ringed planet, its family, and other bodies in the outer solar system.

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Comet Lander Working, But Not Optimal

November 13, 2014 in Amazing FactsAstronomyGeologyPhysicsSolar System

Rosetta’s Philae lander hopped twice before landing in the shade in a tilted position, but the instruments are working.

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Fish News and Fish Stories: Water You Know?

November 1, 2014 in Amazing FactsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasFossilsGeologyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyMind and BrainSolar System

Some marine biology news is amazing; some just plain dumb.

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