Brain of Homo Naledi Estimated
May 16, 2018
The intriguing hominid fossils from a South African cave make news again. This time, the discoverer and a team of anthropologists learn more about the brains of these creatures. Were they people? In 2013, the world was shocked to hear of bones of Homo deep within the Rising Star Cave system in South Africa. Bones […]
Europa May Be Another Geyser Moon
May 15, 2018
A re-assessment of data from the Galileo spacecraft appears to confirm suspected eruptions from the surface of Europa, Jupiter's icy moon.
Amber Fossils Do Not Accurately Record Animal Diversity
May 9, 2018
A survey of arthropods trapped in tree sap shows that the unlucky ones do not represent an accurate cross section of the community.
Concretions Can Form Rapidly
May 8, 2018
The spherical inclusions inside geological layers do not take millions of years to form, Japanese scientists say. Concretions are eye-catching. Varying in size from peas to cannonballs, the almost perfectly spherical balls that erode out of geological layers seem almost too perfect to be natural. Science Daily indicates that scientists, not only laypersons, are mystified […]
Snowball Earth Theory Not Set in Stone
May 7, 2018
Give an idea a name, and it can assume a reality in the imagination, even if there’s no evidence for it. Tae Hamm, writing for Glacier Hub, asks, “Was the Earth ever frozen solid?” Hamm, a student in climate science at Columbia University, reveals that a popular theory for the early earth before the explosion […]
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.
After Cassini, Titan Still a Problem for Long Ages
May 3, 2018
The scientist who predicted a global ocean on Titan 35 years ago is still baffled over why Cassini did not find it.
Did Earth Get Its Water from Meteor Squirt Guns?
April 28, 2018
You can't just fire bullets at pumice and claim that Earth got its oceans that way.
Misreading Evidence for Early Man
April 27, 2018
Paleoanthropology has a long history of misinterpreting evidence and committing spectacular blunders. Are we seeing more examples right now?
More Reasons to Doubt Scientific Omniscience
April 21, 2018
We hear it all the time; 99% of scientists agree. All it takes, though, is one overlooked fact to tumble a consensus.
Tiny Life Benefits the Whole World
April 19, 2018
Some very small organisms can produce global effects, such as the tiny crustaceans that stir the oceans every night. What would the oceans be like without life? If minerals, gases and nutrients had to mix by diffusion, the process would be very slow. Wind and currents could help somewhat. Now, Houghton et al., publishing in […]
Do These Fossils Show Evolution?
April 17, 2018
Before taking an evolutionist's word for it that a fossil organism evolved, we should look at the evidence.
How Long Does Geology Take?
April 13, 2018
Geological change can occur quickly, if conditions are right, affecting life and civilization.
Climate Science Has Huge Error Bars
March 29, 2018
If one of your major model inputs is off by up to 50%, what does that do to the precision of your predictions about degrees of temperature change a century from now?
Darwinism as an All-Purpose Story Plot
March 23, 2018
Observations are just props. The play is, “The Evolution of Whatever” or “How Whatever Evolved.” Now playing in science media near you. As a play, Darwinism has two subplots: natural selection and sexual selection. With a little creative screenwriting, any observation in nature can be fit into either or both subplots, provided the perhapsimaybecouldness index […]