Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, I: Inner Planets
May 3, 2014
"Surprise" or "puzzling" are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the inner planets.
Meteorites Shock Plant Material in Time Capsules
May 1, 2014
Bits of organic matter, leaves, and cells have been preserved in glass shocked by meteor impacts. Could they last millions of years?
Misleading Data: Scientists Fooled by Their Own Assumptions
April 29, 2014
Whatever the datum you think speaks verbatim, it ain't necessarily so.
Fossil Plant Soft Tissue Didn't Evolve
April 10, 2014
Original material in a fossil has been detected, this time from a leaf that is identical to modern leaves despite an alleged 50 million years.
Moon's Origin and Age Solved?
April 9, 2014
A number of popular articles are claiming the moon's age is all but solved, until one reads below the headlines.
Enceladus Ocean Means Dating Trouble, Not Life
April 5, 2014
News media are jumping over an announcement that Saturn's moon Enceladus may have a large body of water under its icy crust, but what does it mean?
Giant Pterosaurs Flew Over Paluxy Dinosaur Tracks
April 4, 2014
Recent dinosaur findings provide glimpses into the ecology of dinosaurs, with lessons for scientific inference.
Water Theories Dry Up
April 2, 2014
Theories for how Earth got its water are parched for evidence, except for the tears of secular astronomers.
Two Solar System Surprises
March 27, 2014
Sometimes we learn more from surprises than predictions.
Fossil Facts and Fantasies
March 25, 2014
The stories told about some fossils raise more questions than answers, even with top Darwin spin doctors in the operating room.
Cosmos 2.0 Repeats the Flaws of Cosmos 1.0
March 17, 2014
Neil de Grasse Tyson is showing himself to be a good disciple of Carl Sagan, never questioning his master.
Has Cosmic Inflation Been Discovered?
March 17, 2014
Claims of a major breakthrough about the big bang are swirling in the news: is it inflation, or inflating the evidence?
Rescuing Dinosaur Soft Tissue from the Ravages of Time
March 15, 2014
The reaction of scientists to irrefutable evidence for soft tissue in dinosaur bone sounds all too human: ignore, rant, rationalize; repeat.
Giant Virus Rises from the Past
March 5, 2014
The media are shocked that a virus resurrected from 32,000-year-old permafrost can still actively invade amoebas.
Geology Fails Oxygen Test
March 4, 2014
A rock used as a signature for the rise of oxygen in the early earth turns out to be misleading and useless for dating.