Cassini at Saturn

Astrobiology’s Fantasy Universe

March 7, 2017 in AstronomyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeneticsIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSETISolar System

The media glosses over difficulties in its blind quest to look for the ‘emergence’ of life on other planets.

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Abiogenesis: The Origin of Lie

November 5, 2016 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasMediaOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysics

To get life from mindless molecules, fib a little. Ignore chance. Make it sound easy. Turn out the lights. Tell a story. Imagine.

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Secularists Battle Over Which Life Theory Is More Wrong

August 16, 2016 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeneticsGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Origin-of-life camps don’t recognize that RNA-World theories and hydrothermal-vent theories suffer from the same basic problem.

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OOL Without Bluffing Is Nothing

May 16, 2016 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationMediaOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Count the hopeful “could” words in a speculative NASA Astrobiology myth.

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Barbiturates in Darwin’s Warm Little Pond

May 10, 2016 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationGeneticsIntelligent DesignMediaOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Are barbituates the missing links to the origin of life?

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Minimal Cell Challenges Naturalism

March 26, 2016 in Amazing FactsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Origin of life theorists face a much higher “Mount Improbable” seeing a minimal cell with 473 genes.

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Fossils that Defy Old Ages

January 13, 2016 in BirdsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsFossilsGeneticsGeologyIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Here are three things assumed to be old that look young. It’s only the presumption of old age that forces the claims of millions of years.

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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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New Thoughts on Habitable Planets

October 9, 2015 in Amazing FactsAstronomyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionEducationGeneticsGeologyIntelligent DesignMediaOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsSETI

Astrobiologists are trying to standardize the requirements for habitable planets. Do they get them all?

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Primordial Soup as a Wizard’s Potion

November 17, 2014 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeneticsMind and BrainOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Certain concepts in materialistic origin of life seem to have more to do with witchcraft than reputable science.

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Astrobiolo-SETI: Science or Fantasy?

January 20, 2014 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of ScienceSETI

Fantastical scenarios with no evidence – sometimes contrary to evidence – continue to get good publicity in science venues.

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Origin of Life Faces Four Paradoxes

December 31, 2013 in Darwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysics

One show-stopper is enough, but a veteran origin-of-life researcher acknowledges four paradoxes in origin-of-life research that have never been solved.

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Evolutionary Origin-of-Life Speculations Contradict Each Other

November 9, 2013 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Good scientific approaches should converge on the truth. In secular origin-of-life studies, theories run off in all directions, often crashing into one another.

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Findings That Comport With Genesis

October 27, 2013 in AstronomyBible and TheologyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsEarly ManGeneticsGeologyIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

The history of the world and its life could hardly be more different between the Bible’s account and that of modern evolutionary naturalism. Some recent scientific reports fit with a designed, recent creation, and do not fit with evolution.

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Mars Panspermia a Sign of Desperation

September 7, 2013 in Dumb IdeasGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

A second article proposes life began on Mars, prompting some observers to point out the failures of naturalistic origin-of-life theories.

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You Are Not a Martian

August 28, 2013 in Darwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasOrigin of LifePhysics

Every once in awhile, someone “suggests” that life began on Mars, not Earth. Here it comes again from someone who knows better.

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OOL Follies: Evolutionists Ignore the Obvious Questions

February 13, 2013 in Cell BiologyDumb IdeasGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of ScienceSolar System

In origin-of-life (OOL) research, any partial solution seems good enough, even if the big questions go unanswered.

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Two Houdini Escapes in Origin-of-Life Speculations

November 4, 2012 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeneticsOrigin of LifePhilosophy of Science

Serious challenges to naturalistic origin of life theories (OOL) are wiggled out of magically in two pro-evolution articles.

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Origin-of-Life Researchers Excited Over Nothing

August 30, 2012 in AstronomyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasOrigin of LifeSolar System

The phrase “building blocks of life” is pregnant with misinformation.

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Origin of Life Made Easy

August 13, 2011 in AwardsDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasIssuesOrigin of LifeOriginsPhilosophy of Science

As anyone knows who has been given directions and told “you can’t miss it,” sounding easy and being easy can be entirely different things. Reporters sometimes make the most difficult step in evolution – the origin of life – look like a cinch through the use of suggestive metaphors, like the commonly-invoked phrase, “building blocks of life.” The directions in their articles usually lead to dead ends at worst, or, at best, baby steps on a long march, most of the route TBD, a TLA (three letter acronym) meaning “to be determined.”

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