SETI Advocates Try to Persuade Congress for Funds
May 26, 2014
In hopes of keeping funding flowing, the SETI Institute promised US congresspersons that scientists will find extraterrestrial life in our lifetime.
Cosmology Goes Off the Reservation
May 17, 2014
If science were ever restricted to observation, experimental demonstration, and evidence, some cosmologists left that reservation far behind long ago. Being smart does not preclude going nutty.
Big Bang "Breakthrough" May Be False
May 12, 2014
Criticisms of the BICEP2 announcement are coming in, and could overturn the highly-publicized announcement that "inflation" has been discovered.
Young Galaxy Mature for Its Age
May 10, 2014
Remote galaxy that should be young looks well-behaved and mature, "truly surprising" astronomers.
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, III: Formation Theories
May 4, 2014
"Surprise" or "puzzling" are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the origin of planets.
Cosmos 2.0 Repeats the Flaws of Cosmos 1.0
March 17, 2014
Neil de Grasse Tyson is showing himself to be a good disciple of Carl Sagan, never questioning his master.
Has Cosmic Inflation Been Discovered?
March 17, 2014
Claims of a major breakthrough about the big bang are swirling in the news: is it inflation, or inflating the evidence?
Cosmologists Were Wrong About Galaxy Evolution
March 11, 2014
Fifteen years ago, no cosmologist would have predicted mature galaxies early on, but they keep getting found – earlier and earlier.
Cosmos TV Relies on Imagination, Not Science
March 10, 2014
The first episode of the new Cosmos TV series makes it clear that imagination is its main message.
If the Big Bang Is the Answer, Why Are There So Many Questions?
February 25, 2014
Any scientific explanation that leads to more questions than answers should be considered suspect.
Just Say No! to Evolutionary Speculation
February 19, 2014
"Prove it!" used to be the goal of science. With rampant speculation in the science news media, it's time to demand accountability.
Here Comes Cosmos Again
January 15, 2014
Carl Sagan's TV series Cosmos is coming back in version 2.0 with a new cast of atheists to spread the gospel of scientism.
Hand of God Is Not Nebulous
January 13, 2014
An exploded star that resembles a giant hand provides opportunity to discuss theology and intelligent design.
Hubble Finds Early Large Galaxies
January 9, 2014
The latest deep space image by the Hubble Space Telescope shows many small galaxies near the beginning, but large ones, too.
Dark Matter Search Tinkers with Mythology
January 6, 2014
They can't find it, but it must be there. How long can that approach be sustained?