Richter Scaling: Is Funding for Astrobiology and SETI Justified?
August 7, 2018
Should the government fleece taxpayers again for a project with almost zero chance for success? Consider two "Richter scales" that should inform hopes.
Poison Water Detected on Mars
July 26, 2018
Mars mania has struck again, with the latest announcement that a "lake" of water may exist under the red planet's polar ice cap.
Breaking News! Enceladus Is Dead!
June 30, 2018
Is water alive? Are organic molecules alive? No; they're dead. Someone needs to bring some sense into reporting about life in outer space.
Most Exoplanets Are Probably Not Habitable
June 26, 2018
More astrobiologists are coming to the "depressing" conclusion that we are alone in the universe, but it's only depressing if you're an evolutionist.
OOL Cells Are DOA
June 21, 2018
NASA throws money at origin-of-life (OOL) studies that are doomed to failure, and at education programs to tell students that futility is good science.
NASA Titillates Public Again with Fake Mars Life
June 9, 2018
Which is worse: NASA making hyper-exaggerated claims about life on Mars over the decades, or so many media reporters falling for it each time?
Origin of Life: A Field of Ignorance
May 24, 2018
The origin of life field is characterized by speculation about dumb molecules that could not possibly have organized themselves into living beings.
Star Formation Theories Fail to Shine
May 10, 2018
Big things are wrong in astrophysics, say several news articles.
Mars Is Not a “Life-Friendly” Star Wars Planet
May 5, 2018
The new Mars InSight lander that launched this morning will be digging for geology, not life. Most likely, as before, it will find lifeless dirt and rock.
More Cool Cell Tricks Discovered
April 24, 2018
Watching molecular machines at work in living cells should be as fascinating as watching a city through a magnifying glass.
Primordial Soup Recipes Yield Sickly Goo
April 23, 2018
Don't eat Darwin Brand Primordial Soup. It's toxic, because the cooks don't know what they are doing.
Astrobiology Still Has No Biology
April 11, 2018
Number of worlds beyond Earth where life has been discovered: zero. Number of optimistic articles about life in outer space: hundreds per year.
Cordova on Virtual Mars Hill: Defense of Design and Creation (Audio)
April 5, 2018
One of our contributing authors had an opportunity to answer hard questions about intelligent design, creationism, and the Bible in an internet chatroom.
End of the RNA World?
March 20, 2018
The popular RNA World hypothesis is so improbable that multiple universes would be needed to believe it, but some prefer that to the obvious implications.