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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Hydrothermal OOL Chemistry Is Unlikely

July 30, 2016 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysics

A favorite way for theorists to get around the lack of enzymes at the origin of life is shown to be implausible.

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Cosmologists Bash Heads Against Reality

January 27, 2016 in CosmologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysics

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

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Major Scientific Revolutions Are Still Possible

November 24, 2015 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsEducationMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

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

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There’s No Place Like Earth

November 20, 2015 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

A survey of known exoplanets finds no real estate as valuable as Earth.

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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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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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It’s Curtains for Enceladus

May 11, 2015 in Dating MethodsGeologyOrigin of LifePhysicsSolar System

The geysers of Saturn’s little moon are like sheets instead of jets, spelling trouble for theories of its ancient age and possible life.

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Evidence-Based Cosmology

March 27, 2015 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCosmologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

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

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Comets Are Not Life Givers

December 23, 2014 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of ScienceSolar System

Astrobiologists dream of comets as bearers of life in spite of—not because of—the data from Rosetta’s comet.

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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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Of Molecules and Men

September 27, 2014 in AstronomyBible and TheologyCell BiologyCosmologyDating MethodsIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Atoms and molecules are tiny but can have a big influence on the habitability of planets and astrobiologists’ theories about them.

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Big Bang’s Lithium Problem Gets More Problematic

September 15, 2014 in AstronomyCosmologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

There’s no escape; new measurements show far less lithium than predicted by the big bang, and more fine tuning than would be expected by chance.

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Miller-Urey Spark Discharge Experiment Resurrected

January 21, 2014 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Technicians provide detailed instructions how to spark gases to make amino acids without causing explosions in the lab.

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Faint Young Sun Paradox Solution Criticized

January 5, 2013 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeologyOrigin of LifePhysicsSolar System

A proposed solution for keeping the Earth warm when the sun was 25% cooler leaves other evolutionists doubtful.

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A Young Moon for Life

January 3, 2012 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifeOriginsPhysical SciencePhysicsSolar SystemSpace

Our moon is unique in the solar system. Just the right size and just the right distance, it is positioned to stabilize the tilt of Earth’s axis, providing stable seasonal cycles. Science lacks data so far to know just how unique the Earth-moon relationship in a habitable zone is among other stellar systems. We know from the planets of our own solar system that moons come in all sizes, from tiny Deimos to massive Titan, and orbit in apparently arbitrary radii from their host planets. What astrophysicists can do is predict what would happen on earth if things were different. That’s what one scientist did. Another discovery could change the view of the moon’s surface being unaltered for billions of years.

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