Evaluating the Chicxulub Impact Dinosaur Extinction Hypothesis
February 10, 2013
Science Magazine claimed the Mexican crater named Chicxulub is the smoking gun of the dinosaurs' demise, and the media fell in line. Are there reasons to doubt the story?
Desert Varnish Growth Can Be Rapid
February 3, 2013
New research shows that the black coating on sandstone known as rock varnish or desert varnish can form much more rapidly than previously thought.
Rare Moments of Glory: Planetary Scientists Admit Seeing "Lucky" Circumstances
February 2, 2013
Why are we seeing young phenomena in the planets if they are billions of years old? Some scientists are abandoning uniformitarian assumptions and admitting we are lucky to be witnessing them in "rare moments of glory."
Was Charlemagne Protected from a Cosmic Disaster? A Carbon-14 Mystery
January 22, 2013
Tree ring data from the 8th century hint that a cosmic catastrophe was averted on the "privileged planet."
Titan and Mercury: Challenges to Billions of Years
January 18, 2013
News from Titan and Mercury continue to challenge current theories that they formed billions of years ago.
Cosmology's Lumpiness Problem "Defies Theory"
January 12, 2013
A record-breaking structure in the universe "defies theory," the news said, ignoring that theory has been defied for decades since smaller large structures were found (the lumpiness problem).
Human Genome in Meltdown
January 11, 2013
Most of the deleterious mutations in the human population arose in the last 5,000 to 10,000 years, a survey claims.
Uranium-Lead Dating Fraught With Discordance
January 8, 2013
Behind the confidence of uranium-lead dates hides worry about numbers that don't match up.
Astronomy Grab Bag
December 29, 2012
For year's end, here's a clean-out of astronomy articles—from planetary science to cosmology—to motivate further inquiry.
Titan Is as Titan Does
December 23, 2012
Saturn's giant moon Titan keeps revealing mysterious dynamics in the here and now, leaving interpretation to fallible scientists who sometimes predicted otherwise.
Globular Clusters Look Young and Old: Is This Scientific Explanation?
December 19, 2012
Globular clusters supposedly all formed at the same time long ago, but some look young. How do astronomers rescue the belief that they are ancient groupings of stars?
Two Studies May Indicate Problems for Vast Ages
December 1, 2012
Two articles in secular science literature point to possible upsets in long-age assumptions for the earth and mankind.
New Volley Cast into the Grand Canyon Age Wars
November 29, 2012
Age estimates for the Grand Canyon by secular geologists differ between 100,000 years to 70 million years. Who are you going to believe?
Find Is Like iPods in Ancient Rome
November 16, 2012
Discovering hafted spear points half a million years old is like finding iPods at a Roman archaeological site, a paleoanthropologist said.
The Creation of Evolutionism
November 6, 2012
A press release titled "The Evolution of Creationism" in a geology journal is just asking for a spoof.