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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Secular Ocean Theory Evaporates

January 26, 2017 in Bible and TheologyDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

The divination experts see a new vision emerging from meteorites, portending disaster.

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What You Are Not Being Told About Earth’s Magnetic Field

January 23, 2017 in Dating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyHealthIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

All you need to know is right here: (1) scientists don’t understand it, and (2) without it we would be dead. Read more if you dare.

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Moon Bombarded by Crashing Theories

January 10, 2017 in AstronomyDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Strange things happen on our nearest neighbor. Stranger things happen in the heads of theorists trying to figure out our nearest neighbor.

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Our Super Moon Is Not an Accident

November 13, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

A finely-tuned collision to form Earth’s vital moon is tantamount to a miracle.

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Moon Just Got 100-fold Younger

October 12, 2016 in Dating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

New study of craters shows that moon’s surface gets churned every 81,000 years, not every million years.

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Moon Origin Story Collapses

September 13, 2016 in Dating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

In a one-two punch, discoveries undermine the accepted story of the moon’s origin and its subsequent history.

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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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Rearranging Deck Chairs on Sinking Planet Theories

April 27, 2016 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Supernovas come in handy as theory rescue devices.

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Titan Takes the Age Stage

April 4, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Saturn’s giant moon has prompted a flurry of new science papers. Can anyone keep it billions of years old?

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New Earthrise Is a Stunner

December 24, 2015 in Amazing FactsAstronomyBible and TheologyIntelligent DesignPolitics and EthicsSolar System

Take a look at this image from a lunar orbiter on the 47th anniversary of the historic Apollo 8 “Earthrise” photo.

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Tilted Planets Throw Theories Off Kilter

November 30, 2015 in AstronomyDating MethodsDumb IdeasPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

An example of how data can be framed as success or failure, depending on the reporter’s spin.

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Origin-of-Life Speculation Goes Off the Rails

October 21, 2015 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeneticsGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Astrobiologists and their accomplices in the media are finding life everywhere where it isn’t or couldn’t be. Time to call in the science rangers.

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Pounding Headaches for Solar System Dates

October 19, 2015 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

It’s hard to tell when things crashed into each other.

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Astrobiology: The Joy of Being Wrong

August 18, 2015 in AstronomyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsGeologyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

An astrobiologist looks forward to the day when everything he says is totally wrong.

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Where Are the Earth’s Impact Craters?

July 13, 2015 in Dating MethodsGeologyIntelligent DesignPhysicsSolar System

The number of impact craters on Earth is almost negligible compared to Mars and the moon. Can erosion explain this?

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What to Look for at Pluto

June 3, 2015 in AstronomyDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

As New Horizons closes in on Pluto for its July 14 encounter, what questions should be asked?

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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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Moon, Mercury, and Magnetic Fields

May 8, 2015 in Dating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

After the crash of MESSENGER, magnetic fields in the solar system have become a key topic for planetary science.

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