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Astrobiologists Whip Up False Hopes

Astrobiology long ago abandoned the kind of science that fostered the Scientific Revolution in the 17th century.

Space Aliens Still AWOL

Aliens should be everywhere, but the heavens remain eerily silent. The faith goes on.

Cut the Habitable Worlds by Half (or More)

Astrobiologists figure that most earth-like planets give off toxic gases.

Science Media Tolerates Silliness

As long as you are a secular Darwinian, you can get away with anything. Are Aliens Ignoring Us? Maybe We’re Already Their Captives in a ‘Galactic Zoo’ (Live Science). You can use “maybe” to tell any tall tale. Mindy Waisberger gets away with imagining, in a “science” media site, that space aliens—for which there is […]

Sunday Funnies

Who admits to going to the funny pages first in the big Sunday paper? Darwin always delivers a good laugh.

Time to Ditch the Drake Equation

Frank Drake's equation for the probability of space aliens is chopped-up ignorance mushed into pseudo-scientific sausage.
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