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Habitability Requires the Right Kind of Star

This is a continuation of my discussion on the requirements to allow life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe.

More Sources of Error in Climate Models

We continue examiningfindings that call into question the certainty of scientific consensus about global warming. Here are interesting papers from leading peer-reviewed science journals.

Chinks in the Climate Science Data

Consensus can be more robust than the data it rests on. That's true in Darwinism, and appears to be true in climate science, according to some published doubts.

Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets

by Dr Henry Richter For a number of years I have been amused to watch many in the scientific community conduct a frantic campaign to identify life elsewhere in the universe. There has been a plethora of articles and significant dollars dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life, particularly intelligent life. In recent times several […]
Cassini at Saturn

Cassini Has Not Made Saturn’s Rings Old

After 13 years in orbit, Cassini data still show conflicting interpretations for the age of Saturn's rings.

Evolutionary Storytelling Evolves: the Case of Origin of Life

 The Latest Episode in Evolving Origin-of-Life Stories by Dr Jerry Bergman The origin-of-life story is evolving. Before the middle 1600s most people believed that many forms of life originated by spontaneous generation from either inanimate matter, or once-living but now dead matter. Aristotle even believed that animals he considered “simple”, such as worms, fleas, bees, […]

Pinpoint Navigation and Propulsion in a Seemingly Random Soup

Non-coding sequences of DNA, sometimes considered genetic junk, may actually function to help navigate proteins to their target genes.

Etiology of Alien Derangement Syndrome

With no evidence for their invisible friends, believers in space aliens are losing their minds. Are they setting themselves up for mass deception?

Earth’s Magnetic Field Protects Us from Solar Sneezes

By capturing solar 'sneezes' of high-energy charged particles, the Van Allen Belts provide a prime example of how the earth and its space environment are designed to allow and protect life.

The Dinosaurs That Didn’t Evolve

Everyone is understandably fascinated by dinosaurs, but we must separate the empirical facts of their nature from evolutionary stories told about them.

The Habitability Habit: Exaggerating Earth-Likeness

Secularists put too much hope on some aspects of Earth-like exoplanets, but sometimes reality keeps their imaginations in check.

Classical Creation Physicists Still Make News

They lived before relativity and quantum mechanics, but their insights continue to stimulate productive research in 21st-century physics.

Lightning Fries Impact Theory

A signature in rock that was thought to come from extraterrestrial impacts could have been caused by plain old lightning. “Impact Geologists, Beware!” That’s the headline of a short paper in Geophysical Research Letters by H. J. Melosh of Purdue. His subtitle is, “A Cautionary Tale for Impact Geologists.”  Why the alarm? Another “proxy” for […]

Science Says Mosquitoes Cannot Fly But Recently Found Out How They Do

Scientists solved the mystery of mosquito flight by using both super high-speed cameras and computer analysis.

Guessing Game: Name the Organism that Inspired This Discovery

Here's a quick brain teaser. Can you guess which biological organism inspired the scientific advance? Answers and sources provided.