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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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What Good Is a Hairball?

December 7, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.

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Wishing Upon Star Formation

November 30, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Many astronomy articles have a bad habit of assuming star formation without demonstrating or explaining it.

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Hope, Not Evidence, Drives Astrobiology

August 25, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSETISolar System

Earth-size exoplanets are not evidence for alien life. They are evidence for orbiting bodies.

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Non-Darwinian Biological Change

August 11, 2016 in BotanyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManFossilsGeneticsHuman BodyMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Scientists find many examples of biological change that do not fit the mutation-selection paradigm.

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Big Science Lies About Chirality in Space

June 15, 2016 in AstronomyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationGeneticsIntelligent DesignMediaOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsSolar System

What was discovered has nothing to do with life, nor does it contribute in any way to solving one of the “greatest mysteries of chemistry.”

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Amino Acids Unlikely to Survive on Mars

June 9, 2016 in Cell BiologyGeologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

UV radiation quickly degrades amino acids on most Martian minerals, a new study shows.

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Why Chernobyl Neighbors Are Not Dying

April 21, 2016 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyBirdsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsPhysicsPolitics and EthicsTerrestrial Zoology

Surprising scientists, both people and animals are doing OK around the world’s worst nuclear accident site.

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Astrobiology Hopes Diminish

December 6, 2014 in AstronomyBible and TheologyDating MethodsGeologyIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSETISolar System

Recent findings both near and far create challenges for beliefs that life is common in the universe.

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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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Curtains for OOL: Oxygen Was Present from the Start

October 10, 2014 in Darwin and EvolutionIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhysicsSolar System

Free oxygen is death to life trying to evolve, but it was present early on, being formed naturally from atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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Cell’s Molecular Machines Arouse Fascination

August 9, 2014 in Amazing FactsCell BiologyGeneticsIntelligent DesignPhysics

With increasing image quality at their disposal, biologists are finding amazing molecular machines at work in living cells.

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News from the Birds for People

July 30, 2014 in Amazing FactsBirdsIntelligent DesignPhysics

We still have a lot to learn from birds. They’re really smart and talented for their size.

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Cosmic Lottery: How Many Habitable Planets?

November 23, 2013 in AstronomyDumb IdeasGeneticsIntelligent DesignOrigin of LifePhysicsSETISolar System

News media ran with a suggestion that one in five stars has a habitable planet, but they didn’t read the fine print.

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Mars Radiation May Not Be That Bad

November 18, 2012 in HealthOrigin of LifePhysicsSolar System

Data from the Curiosity rover’s RAD instrument seem to indicate astronauts could survive radiation reaching the surface.

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Doomed Worlds: Planets Seen Disrupting, Not Forming

May 23, 2012 in AstronomyCosmologyIntelligent DesignPhysicsSETISolar SystemSpace

Much as astrobiologists would like to see the birth of a new planet, the ones we observe seem to be dying, not being born.

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