Cut the Habitable Worlds by Half (or More)
June 11, 2019
Astrobiologists figure that most earth-like planets give off toxic gases.
Science Media Tolerates Silliness
March 29, 2019
As long as you are a secular Darwinian, you can get away with anything. Are Aliens Ignoring Us? Maybe We’re Already Their Captives in a ‘Galactic Zoo’ (Live Science). You can use “maybe” to tell any tall tale. Mindy Waisberger gets away with imagining, in a “science” media site, that space aliens—for which there is […]
March 17, 2019
Who admits to going to the funny pages first in the big Sunday paper? Darwin always delivers a good laugh.
Time to Ditch the Drake Equation
January 1, 2019
Frank Drake's equation for the probability of space aliens is chopped-up ignorance mushed into pseudo-scientific sausage.
SETI: A Fact-Free Occult Cult with Money
November 2, 2018
The science behind SETI is just window dressing. Believers obsess on space aliens with religious zeal, not evidence.
SETI: Passion With Little Hope of Success
October 3, 2018
SETI enthusiasts would rather believe in fake reality than accept the silence.
Hard Science Has a Firm Grip on Unreality
September 21, 2018
Anybody who thinks the hard sciences give us confidence in the real world should read this.
Richter Scaling: Is Funding for Astrobiology and SETI Justified?
August 7, 2018
Should the government fleece taxpayers again for a project with almost zero chance for success? Consider two "Richter scales" that should inform hopes.
The Frantic Determination of Some Scientists to Discover Life Elsewhere
July 6, 2018
We often hear exciting news about 'habitable planets' that might have life, or at least the 'building blocks of life.' Are these reports based on sound thinking about the requirements?
Most Exoplanets Are Probably Not Habitable
June 26, 2018
More astrobiologists are coming to the "depressing" conclusion that we are alone in the universe, but it's only depressing if you're an evolutionist.
OOL Cells Are DOA
June 21, 2018
NASA throws money at origin-of-life (OOL) studies that are doomed to failure, and at education programs to tell students that futility is good science.
Far-Out Cosmic Ideas Taught as Science
May 21, 2018
Secular cosmology is where the words cosmic and comic become interchangeable.
NASA Resurrects SETI
May 11, 2018
SETI has had no success since the 1950s. It lost government funding in 1993. It still has had no success. Why is the government throwing tax dollars at it again?
Astrobiology Still Has No Biology
April 11, 2018
Number of worlds beyond Earth where life has been discovered: zero. Number of optimistic articles about life in outer space: hundreds per year.