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Water Theories Evaporate

March 20, 2017 in Bible and TheologyDumb IdeasEducationGeologyMediaOrigin of LifePhilosophy of ScienceSolar System

After decades of telling the public comets brought Earth’s water, scientists are giving up on the idea. It was volcanoes, now they say.

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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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New Earth Ocean Theory Is All Wet

November 16, 2015 in AstronomyDumb IdeasGeologyPhysicsSolar System

Time to rewrite the textbooks again. Earth started out wet, scientists now claim, overturning decades of dogma.

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Fish News and Fish Stories: Water You Know?

November 1, 2014 in Amazing FactsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasFossilsGeologyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyMind and BrainSolar System

Some marine biology news is amazing; some just plain dumb.

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Comety Show: Oceans from Space

October 11, 2011 in GeologyIssuesMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysical ScienceSolar SystemSpace

Finally, a comet has been found with a deuterium-to-hydrogen ratio that is close to that found in Earth’s oceans. That had not been true of many other comets. Astrobiologists claim this ration in Comet Hartley 2 as “proof” that our water came special delivery from water-balloon comets. But why do they believe that, what constitutes proof, and what new problems does the “proof” lead to?

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