Nobody Can Measure the Age of the Universe
January 11, 2021
Measuring age depends on measuring light speed in ways that cannot in principle be confirmed.
UFOs and SETI Are Not the Same
December 6, 2020
A secular astronomer distinguishes belief that space aliens exist and the notion that they have visited Earth.
Closing In on Fast Radio Bursts
November 6, 2020
Astronomers claim to have identified the source of one instance of the most enigmatic explosions in the universe.
Cosmology Shrieks in the Dark
October 30, 2020
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
October 29, 2020
Astronomers are baffled by a Neptune-sized exoplanet with an atmosphere that should have burned up long ago.
Sappy OOL Hypothesis Turns Sour
October 19, 2020
A spoonful of sugar helps an unrealistic origins story go down, but it doesn't make it nutritious.
Neanderthal Y Chromosome Looks Modern
October 9, 2020
Another theory bites the dust: The "Disappearing Y Chromosome" has not shrunk, as shown by comparisons with Neanderthal DNA.
Dark Matter Believers Panicking
September 14, 2020
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?
August 28, 2020
A classic showdown has already started between technological convenience and natural revelation.
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.
Star Warts: Planets Rebel Against Theory
August 5, 2020
Things in space don't always cooperate with theoretical expectations.
Triple Fail: Big Science Blunders
June 4, 2020
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?
April 1, 2020
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
March 20, 2020
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
March 9, 2020
Come join the Astrobiology Storytelling Society! You'll never be out of work!