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Nobody Can Measure the Age of the Universe

Measuring age depends on measuring light speed in ways that cannot in principle be confirmed.

UFOs and SETI Are Not the Same

A secular astronomer distinguishes belief that space aliens exist and the notion that they have visited Earth.

Closing In on Fast Radio Bursts

Astronomers claim to have identified the source of one instance of the most enigmatic explosions in the universe.

Cosmology Shrieks in the Dark

Modern cosmologists spend more and more money looking for dark matter. So far it's all trick and no treat.

This Exoplanet Shouldn’t Exist

Astronomers are baffled by a Neptune-sized exoplanet with an atmosphere that should have burned up long ago.

Sappy OOL Hypothesis Turns Sour

A spoonful of sugar helps an unrealistic origins story go down, but it doesn't make it nutritious.

Neanderthal Y Chromosome Looks Modern

Another theory bites the dust: The "Disappearing Y Chromosome" has not shrunk, as shown by comparisons with Neanderthal DNA.

Dark Matter Believers Panicking

Where is this stuff they keep telling us makes up most of the universe? The ideas are getting even more bizarre.

Will Clear Starry Nights Be Lost Forever?

A classic showdown has already started between technological convenience and natural revelation.

Imagination Running Rampant in Science

Science reporters and scientists have lost all respect for evidence. They spin imaginative tales with reckless abandon.

Star Warts: Planets Rebel Against Theory

Things in space don't always cooperate with theoretical expectations.

Triple Fail: Big Science Blunders

Three strikes in one day: scientific theories and assumptions in unrelated fields have blundered big time. What are the lessons?

Will Dark Matter Hunters Ever Give Up?

The history of dark matter searches is a long string of non-detections. When does theory have to face reality?

Evolutionists Use Design Filter When it Suits Them

How does Space.com know that the coronavirus did not come from outer space? Look at this confident headline on Space.com: No, the coronavirus didn’t come from outer space. We promise. The article examines a claim from panspermia advocate Chandra Wickramasinghe, co-author with Sir Fred Hoyle of Evolution from Space (1984). The Indian astronomer has never […]

Astrobiology’s Endless Quest for a Good Myth

Come join the Astrobiology Storytelling Society! You'll never be out of work!
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