Dark Matter is Still Very Dark and Very Mysterious

A research report in Nature announced the results of the latest experiment designed to prove the existence of Dark matter. In short: “Dark Matter Remains Elusive” (Xiangdong, 542:172. February 9, 2017). Dark matter is a hypothetical matter type that cannot be observed with any existing telescope system but, it is claimed, accounts for about 27% […]

Dark Matter Remains Missing

How long do astronomers get to search for something that has no direct evidence?

Excuses for Missing Dark Matter

Astronomers display creativity at rationalizing their inability to find what they believe makes up the bulk of the universe.

Cosmologists Are Blind in the Dark

A rash of recent science articles shows that secular cosmologists have no idea where they are, or why.

Dark Matter: Now You See It, Now You Don't

All detectors fail to find dark matter. So how can a whole galaxy be made of it?

Is Dark Matter Going the Way of Phlogiston?

There is no exotic dark matter, according to the most sensitive search to date. The ramifications for cosmology are enormous.

Cosmology in Perpetual Crisis

Secular cosmologists are no closer to the truth than they were 20 years ago.

Cosmologists Need New Physics

More new observations don't fit current cosmological theory.

Occult Cosmology Mutters Dark Matters

New instruments and projects will seek to find influences that no scientist understands.

Cosmologists Bash Heads Against Reality

When observations don't fit your ideology, invent paranoid delusions.

Dark Matter Is Lost in Space

Astronomers are spending millions on their biggest gamble yet: looking for something that may not exist.

Science Will Never Know Some Things

Working against scientists' ambitions are hurdles of reality.

Major Scientific Revolutions Are Still Possible

Beware the myth of progress. There's more scientists don't know than what they know.

Inventing Stars, Solar Systems and Universes

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

Cosmic Conundrums

Modern cosmology is in a battle against the observations, and the observations might just win.

Astronomers Lie about Star Formation

A look at the evidence behind the latest claim of the universe's earliest stars shows nothing of the sort. And that's not the biggest whopper.

Plentiful Water in the Early Universe, and Other Surprises

Based on the following unexpected findings, secular astronomers' ignorance of reality has reached cosmic proportions.

Evidence-Based Cosmology

From what we observe, we can draw inferences without the need to posit occult phenomena.

Double Trouble for Cosmology

Two developments are converging to threaten the standard big bang model of the universe's origin.

Astronomers Missed Half the Visible Universe

Dark matter is still a mystery, but meanwhile, half of the real stars in the universe have been hiding in plain sight.

China Celebrates Non-Discovery of Dark Matter

A huge dark matter detector in China celebrated the publication of its first results: nothing.

Of Stars and Significance

The farther out we look, the more questions we have. But does secular astronomy ask the right questions?

Cosmology Goes Off the Reservation

If science were ever restricted to observation, experimental demonstration, and evidence, some cosmologists left that reservation far behind long ago. Being smart does not preclude going nutty.

Cosmologists Were Wrong About Galaxy Evolution

Fifteen years ago, no cosmologist would have predicted mature galaxies early on, but they keep getting found – earlier and earlier.

If the Big Bang Is the Answer, Why Are There So Many Questions?

Any scientific explanation that leads to more questions than answers should be considered suspect.

Dark Matter Search Tinkers with Mythology

They can't find it, but it must be there. How long can that approach be sustained?

No Dark Matter Down Here

A mile deep in the earth, the most sensitive search to date for dark matter has turned up nothing.

Major Cosmic Questions Remain Unanswered

Some basic ideas about physics and astronomy remain so mysterious, and their explanations so flexible, they may lead some to question whether they should be called "hard sciences."

Astronomy Grab Bag

For year's end, here's a clean-out of astronomy articles—from planetary science to cosmology—to motivate further inquiry.

Shining Light on Dark Energy

Fifteen years after cosmologists proposed the existence of dark energy, they have learned nothing about it. In “Cosmology: Out of the Darkness,” Matthew Chalmers discussed the current thinking of Brian Schmidt, who shared the Nobel prize in 2011 for discovering cosmic acceleration (actually, an inference based on light from supernovae; see 9/30/2012).  “Fifteen years after […]