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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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Craters: Seeing Fake Patterns

March 18, 2017 in Darwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursDumb IdeasEducationFossilsGeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Biologists build on models from geologists who build on models from planetologists. But what if the bottom model is false?

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Why Astronomers Hammer Planets

September 6, 2016 in Dating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Secular planetary scientists have a skeleton key that unlocks any planetary mystery: the BFH.

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Juno How Old the Solar System Is?

July 6, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Everyone knows the solar system is 4.5 billion years old. Everyone, that is, except Nature herself.

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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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Hot Jupiters: Astronomers Blew It

March 31, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.

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Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers

February 24, 2016 in AstronomyDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyPhysicsSolar System

Nothing has been more upsetting to comfortable theory than the discovery of hot Jupiters around other stars.

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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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Is Water Miraculous?

October 10, 2015 in Amazing FactsCosmologyHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

It depends on your definition of miracle, but one professor thinks the word might aptly be applied to H2O.

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Do You Know How Lucky You Are to Live on Earth?

September 22, 2015 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCell BiologyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

The factors that make life possible came together so beautifully, even materialists have trouble knowing why we’re here.

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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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Desperately Seeking Life Beyond Earth

July 7, 2015 in AstronomyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSETI

Earth life cannot be unique. How about you, Mars? Europa, anything? Enceladus? Comet 67P? Please break the silence!

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Fire and Brimstone: Why Earth Isn’t Like Venus

June 28, 2015 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyCell BiologyGeneticsHealthHuman BodyMarine Biology

Both planets have abundant sulfur, but Earth life has a way of cycling it for good.

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Moon Origin Models Require Cheating

June 1, 2015 in Intelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

You can’t get Earth’s moon from a planetary collision without quasi-miraculous tweaks to the models.

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Solving Moon Origin Unsolves the Last Solution

April 9, 2015 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

The moon’s origin has been “demystified,” scientists are claiming. That’s what they said last time.

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Water Worlds Tempt with Life, Not Youth

March 13, 2015 in Cell BiologyDating MethodsGeneticsGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

More and more planets and moons are suspected of having liquid water, but what should be the logical implications?

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Comet Ocean Theory Debunked

December 11, 2014 in AstronomyDumb IdeasGeologyIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Data from the Rosetta mission debunk the notion that comets brought Earth’s ocean water. Now they’re hoping asteroids could have.

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Moon’s Stabilizing Influence Depends on Star Size

October 15, 2014 in Amazing FactsAstronomyBible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsGeologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

A connection between multiple factors was noted in a recent model of how a moon helps a planet remain habitable.

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Lunar Impact: Major Moon Basin Was Not a Big Hit

October 8, 2014 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

The theory of how the largest impact basin on the moon was formed has been turned upside down.

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Of Planets and People

September 29, 2014 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Here’s a quick tour of the planets to see what’s newsworthy.

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