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 […]
More Fossil Forests Found in Antarctica
March 22, 2018
The extent of fossil forests buried in the coldest continent on earth continues to grow and astound explorers.
Ceres Is Young
March 16, 2018
Dawn Mission scientists were surprised to see this asteroid (dwarf planet Ceres) with a water cycle and evidence of rapid geological changes.
Latest Moon Theory Needs an Invisible Goddess to Work
March 10, 2018
Now they say that the impactor didn't only spin off a cloud that formed the moon; it made a donut cooked up by a goddess.
Geology: A Science Where Theories Undergo Subduction
March 8, 2018
In plate tectonics, continental plates get subducted and melt under pressure. That’s like what happens to geological theories. Read enough geology papers, and you will find old theories constantly being replaced. Classic examples include plate tectonics becoming the new normal after Wegener’s theory had been viciously attacked, and megaflood theory for the Channeled Scablands becoming […]