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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Re-inventing Transportation by Watching Animals

May 31, 2016 in BirdsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Here are 3 ways science is advancing through the imitation of nature.

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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 for Dummies

August 1, 2015 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeneticsGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Readers can decide if these news stories on the origin of life represent smart science or not.

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Magic Ribosome Appears as Missing Link

January 7, 2015 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasGeneticsOrigin of LifePhilosophy of Science

A father-daughter team takes on the “selfish gene” concept and considers the ribosome as the “missing link” for lucky LUCA.

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Plants Are Clever

November 18, 2014 in Amazing FactsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionEducationGeneticsIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

They may be stuck in the ground, but plants know how to get what they need. How do creation and evolution explain this?

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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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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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Animal and Plant Tricks

July 10, 2013 in Amazing FactsBirdsBotanyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyTerrestrial Zoology

There’s no end of amazing tricks in the living world – adaptations that aid their success. Finding them is one thing. Explaining them is another.

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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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Skin Uses Master Control

December 26, 2012 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionHuman BodyIntelligent Design

It would be hard to see how evolution would deal with a story about skin development. Maybe that’s why it was barely mentioned.

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ENCODE Study Forces Evolutionists to Retract “Junk DNA” Myth

September 6, 2012 in Amazing FactsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

At least 80% of the human genome is functional, scientists now say, based on a genetic survey called ENCODE that may force reassessment of what a gene is.

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