Extraordinary Claim: Life on Venus?
September 15, 2020
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, scientists like to say. One smelly molecule is not enough to claim life.
Big Errors Common in Big Science
September 8, 2020
It’s in the nature of theories to be overturned by new data. So how much trust should be put in current theories? Even the positivists like the reporters in New Scientist recognize that “There is no such thing as scientific truth, just a set of provisional truths that are subject to revision or rejection when […]
Downside of Green Energy Unplanned
September 5, 2020
Windmills and solar farms come with their own environmental baggage, but who is planning for it? Nobody.
Asteroid Ceres Is Young
September 1, 2020
The bright spots on Ceres formed recently, say scientists, and activity could be going on today.
Earth Water Was Always Here
August 31, 2020
A new theory for the origin of Earth's oceans tries to make a splash again. This one says the Earth has always been wet.
Imagination Running Rampant in Science
August 25, 2020
Science reporters and scientists have lost all respect for evidence. They spin imaginative tales with reckless abandon.
Fossil Marine Reptile Buried with Last Meal Intact
August 22, 2020
Here is another example of an ichthyosaur that was buried rapidly. This one didn't have time to digest its lunch.
Did Mars Experience Planetwide Storms?
August 21, 2020
Impossible as it seems now, scientists believe that dry red planet had massive, flooding storms in the past.
Radiocarbon Calibration Is Stretchy
August 20, 2020
The latest calibration curve for radiocarbon dating is raising eyebrows. Will it upset what is "known" about the past?
Trilobite Eyes Were Already Modern
August 13, 2020
Some trilobites had compound eyes similar to modern crustaceans and insects. They just popped into existence without ancestors.
Origin-of-Life Research Abandons Chemistry, Turns to Miracles
August 6, 2020
If a chance explosion created the universe out of nothing, maybe another 'big bang' created life, too.
Star Warts: Planets Rebel Against Theory
August 5, 2020
Things in space don't always cooperate with theoretical expectations.
Forcing Planets into Line
July 30, 2020
You can't make a planet do what your model says it must do to exist, unless it cooperates in your imagination.
Old-Earth Evolutionists Have Blown Their Cred
July 29, 2020
All the news media are uncritically parroting a preposterous claim that makes the Rip Van Winkle fable look reasonable.
‘Impossible’ Hybrid Suggests Non-Darwinian Change
July 28, 2020
Animals may be more capable of sharing genetic information than coming up with it de novo.