Archive Classic: The Evolution of Electrical Engineering: An Imaginary Tale
May 10, 2020
This CEH entry from Jan 17, 2007 contains a lesson still important today.
Landslides on Pluto Happened Quickly
May 7, 2020
If Pluto is really 4.6 billion years old, something happened almost instantaneously out there some time ago. In planetary science, where experts are accustomed to thinking everything is billions of years old, sudden unique events present problems. Almost everything should have settled down by now into a routine. One can certainly argue for exceptions, where […]
Fake Spider Scares Experts
May 4, 2020
Yet Another Fake Fossil Published in a Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal! What’s going on in paleontology? by Jerry Bergman, PhD The headline of a creation website announced in bold letters, “Fake spider fossil passes peer review!” It then asked, “What lessons should be learnt?” The first lesson is, although the common claim, at least by […]
Antimatter Claim Overblown
April 15, 2020
Talk about taking a 'possibility' to an extreme. Does the universe exist because of a fluke?
Will Dark Matter Hunters Ever Give Up?
April 1, 2020
The history of dark matter searches is a long string of non-detections. When does theory have to face reality?
Is Climate Change An Existential Threat?
March 26, 2020
There's an uncanny parallel between climate change and evolution: which is, how skeptics of the consensus are treated.
Radiocarbon Assumptions Questioned
March 21, 2020
Every dating method involves assumptions, because historical sciences are not repeatable like laboratory experiments.
Small Animals Strut Their Stuff
March 14, 2020
Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.
March 6, 2020
Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.
Dinosaur DNA Found!
February 28, 2020
Deep-timers had a big enough problem with collagen and melanosomes. But DNA should be long gone. 75 million years? No way!
Mars InSighters and Mars InBlinders
February 25, 2020
The Mars Insight lander has been on the red planet for a year, looking for evidence of geological activity and life.
Desperation to Keep Dinosaur Soft Tissue Old
February 18, 2020
The big guns are out to prove dinosaur blood vessels and collagen really can last tens of millions of years. Do they succeed?
SETI Wants Your Money to Look at Nothing
February 17, 2020
Since one cannot prove a universal negative, SETI believers can search forever without accountability.
Bumblebees Are Misnamed
February 6, 2020
They don't bumble. They use efficient techniques to get the most bang of weightlifting for the buck of wing flaps.
Tomfoolery in OOL
January 31, 2020
Origin-of-life scientists know chemistry, but not logic.