Dark Matter Remains Missing

March 1, 2017 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

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

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Bizarre Bursts in Space

February 28, 2017 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Astronomers don’t know what they are, or where they come from, but big blasts from space have opened up a new field of research.

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Wishing Upon Star Formation

November 30, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Many astronomy articles have a bad habit of assuming star formation without demonstrating or explaining it.

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Cosmologists Are Blind in the Dark

November 15, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsDumb IdeasPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

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

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SETI Communication Only Outward So Far

May 19, 2016 in AstronomyBible and TheologyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignMediaOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsSETISolar System

While we wait for responses, all we hear are echoes of our own intelligent signals into space.

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Astronomers Deal With Outrageous Phenomena

March 23, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCell BiologyCosmologyDating MethodsGeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Even for scientists accustomed to big things, some observations seem too outrageous to explain.

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Record-Setting Cosmic Structures Challenge Big Bang

March 9, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

How will big bang theorists deal with the latest news?

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Globular Clusters Give Astronomers Cluster Headaches

January 29, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

The old story is out, and nobody knows what the new story should be.

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Early Massive Galaxies Will Require Theory Overhaul (Again)

November 18, 2015 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Big bang theory didn’t expect massive galaxies so early, but they’ve known about this problem for over a decade.

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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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Plentiful Water in the Early Universe, and Other Surprises

May 14, 2015 in AstronomyBible and TheologyCosmologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

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

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100,000 Galaxies Without a Sign of Life

April 19, 2015 in AstronomyBible and TheologyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSETISolar System

An orbiting infrared telescope found no clear signs of life in 100,000 galaxies.

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Cosmic Theater

March 4, 2015 in CosmologyDating MethodsDumb IdeasPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Cosmologists act less like scientists and more like actors, the more that anomalies threaten their paradigm.

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Double Trouble for Cosmology

January 24, 2015 in Amazing FactsAstronomyBible and TheologyCosmologyDating MethodsDumb IdeasIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

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

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Quasar Alignment Is “Spooky”

November 20, 2014 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Quasar rotation axes show a peculiar alignment over billions of light-years.

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Astronomers Missed Half the Visible Universe

November 10, 2014 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsDumb IdeasPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

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

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Galaxy Evolution Problem: A Case Study in Criticizing Paradigms

June 14, 2014 in AstronomyCosmologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it,” say scientists who found problems with the leading theory of galaxy evolution.

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Cosmologists Were Wrong About Galaxy Evolution

March 11, 2014 in AstronomyCosmologyDumb IdeasPhilosophy of Science

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

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Trouble in Cosmologyland

September 18, 2011 in AstronomyBible and TheologyCosmologyIssuesPhilosophy of ScienceSpace

Underneath the veneer of certainty portrayed by TV documentaries about the universe are deep questions and controversies. Some of these briefly appear on publicly-available news stories, only to be covered by new coats of certainty. Are the new veneers fixing the problems or, instead, whitewashing serious weaknesses in current cosmological understanding? Here are some quick looks under the veneer.

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