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Inflation Concocted to Avoid a Young, Perfect Universe

Alan Guth concocted inflation theory in 1980 to avoid evidence for a 10,000-year-old universe. For his wild, evidence-free speculation, he may win a Nobel Prize.

Archive Classic: State of the Cosmos 2005: Alan Guth Explains Inflation

As Alan Guth rises to prominence this year for his inflation proposal, it might be useful for readers to see what he said about it in 2005.

Existence of Universe Is Highly Improbable

Theologians might rightly celebrate a recognition by cosmologists that the universe is so finely-tuned, it shouldn't exist.

Light Speed Implications Are Staggering

A new paper revises the speed of light. This could change everything in the universe.

Archive Classic: How Darwinism Produces Job Security

This entry from 12/22/2003 we have referenced often, because it illustrates how Darwin changed science into storytelling.

Cosmic Inflation Proof Is on the Ropes

The highly-acclaimed evidence of inflation theory announced in March may only be a signal from local dust.

Keeping Titan Old

As the Cassini orbiter makes its 103rd close pass by Titan, have long-agers found ways to keep it billions of years old?

Man Climbs Glass Like a Gecko

Bio-inspired technologies are starting to reach the market.

Beware of Misinterpreting Water Claims

A claim of vast reservoirs of water deep in the earth is based on indirect evidence, and likely has little or nothing to do with surface water or floods.

Galaxy Evolution Problem: A Case Study in Criticizing Paradigms

"When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it," say scientists who found problems with the leading theory of galaxy evolution.

Without Bromine, There Would Be No Animals

A 28th element has proven to be essential for life: bromine.

Lunar Tunes: Do Impacts Ring a Bell?

By looking at current dust and craters, cosmologists think they can hear the echoes of an impact that created the moon. Is that lunar, or looney?

Soft Tissue Found in Chile Ichthyosaur Bonanza

They were buried in the deep sea, but are becoming exposed under a glacier in southern Chile.

Antimatter Conundrum Remains After Precision Test

Why isn't the universe half ordinary matter and half antimatter? Both should have emerged from a big bang.

Sperm Cells Gain Respect

Millions of tadpole-like sperm cells rush to fertilize one egg. They deserve more respect than they often get.
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