Natural Selection Favors Illogic

March 5, 2017 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationFossilsGeologyHuman BodyMammalsMarine BiologyMediaMind and BrainOrigin of LifePhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Nothing in Darwin’s mechanism guarantees humans will think rationally. Fitness might actually favor stupidity. For proof, look at the reasoning of people who believe in natural selection.

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Secularists Use Intelligent Design Reasoning

August 18, 2016 in AstronomyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSETI

Data from a star are hard to reconcile with natural causes. Are super-intelligent aliens at work?

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More Challenges to Astrobiology

May 26, 2016 in AstronomyDarwin and EvolutionGeologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

There aren’t likely as many places to live outside of Earth as earlier hoped.

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More Indications Earth Is Unique

February 25, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologySETISolar System

The late Carl Sagan might be stunned to see today’s astronomers questioning Earth’s “humdrum” status.

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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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Entropy in Space Seen at All Scales

October 22, 2015 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsGeologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Entropy at all scales: clearly seen. Creation of order: not so much.

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Planets Defy Bottom-Up Assembly

August 15, 2015 in AstronomyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

As much as they want to imagine planets forming from dust, secular astronomers run into insurmountable difficulties.

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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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Astrobiology Hopes Diminish

December 6, 2014 in AstronomyBible and TheologyDating MethodsGeologyIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSETISolar System

Recent findings both near and far create challenges for beliefs that life is common in the universe.

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Reality Check: Favored Planet Theory Dries Up

July 26, 2014 in AstronomyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Three “hot Jupiters” sing “how dry I am,” casting serious doubt on the leading theory of planet formation.

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Silly Science Gets a Pass

June 11, 2014 in Cell BiologyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManHuman BodyMediaMind and BrainOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePolitics and EthicsSETI

It’s not just that science doesn’t know the following claims. It cannot know them – yet few are the reporters laughing out loud.

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Astrobiology Hopes Dim with Exoplanet Findings

June 3, 2014 in AstronomyDumb IdeasGeologyIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSETISolar System

Harsh “space weather” around dim red dwarf stars may make planets uninhabitable. “Godzilla Earths” may not fare much better.

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Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, III: Formation Theories

May 4, 2014 in AstronomyDating MethodsDumb IdeasPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Surprise” or “puzzling” are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the origin of planets.

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