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Natural Selection Favors Illogic

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.

Secularists Use Intelligent Design Reasoning

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

More Challenges to Astrobiology

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

More Indications Earth Is Unique

The late Carl Sagan might be stunned to see today's astronomers questioning Earth's "humdrum" status.

Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers

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

Entropy in Space Seen at All Scales

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

Planets Defy Bottom-Up Assembly

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

Desperately Seeking Life Beyond Earth

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

Astrobiology Hopes Diminish

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

Reality Check: Favored Planet Theory Dries Up

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

Silly Science Gets a Pass

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

Astrobiology Hopes Dim with Exoplanet Findings

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

Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, III: Formation Theories

"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.