Evolutionary Anthropology as Religion
February 5, 2015
There's something magical about believing in evolutionary anthropology: a sense of numinous awe at how much they don't know but believe might be possible.
Astrobiology Hopes Diminish
December 6, 2014
Recent findings both near and far create challenges for beliefs that life is common in the universe.
Scientism Invades Politics, Morality, Religion
November 9, 2014
What some consider science is really scientism, a worldview that thinks everything in human experience is reducible to scientific laws.
Is Scientism Ready for E.T.?
October 12, 2014
In speculating about the impact of extraterrestrials on world religions, an author neglected the impact on his own.
NASA Throws Tax Millions to Evidence-Free Astrobiology Projects
October 9, 2014
Astrobiology has yet to establish that it has a subject to study, but NASA is giving millions of tax dollars to multiple teams, including SETI researchers.
SETI Preacher Prophesies
September 2, 2014
One of the leading lights of SETI describes why he believes aliens will be found.
Planet Rotation Limits Habitability
August 15, 2014
Life can't exist on a planet that rotates too fast or slow. This is another Goldilocks problem for astrobiologists to consider.
New Ways to Find E.T.
August 11, 2014
SETI researchers may not have to wait by the stellar radio dial for their imaginary friends to call in. They might eavesdrop on their pollution.
Silly Science Gets a Pass
June 11, 2014
It's not just that science doesn't know the following claims. It cannot know them – yet few are the reporters laughing out loud.
Anti-Creation Rhetoric Lacks Creativity
June 8, 2014
One would think, after so many decades, the secular scientists would come up with some original arguments for combating their favorite nemesis, the creationists.
To Be Habitable, a Planet Needs Inhabitants
June 6, 2014
In a chicken-or-egg conundrum, astrobiologists are asking whether inhabitants are needed to make a planet habitable.
Astrobiology Hopes Dim with Exoplanet Findings
June 3, 2014
Harsh "space weather" around dim red dwarf stars may make planets uninhabitable. "Godzilla Earths" may not fare much better.
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.
Fantasizing About Alien Contact
February 22, 2014
The only evidence of alien intelligence is inside the imaginations of evolutionary scientists and their reporters.
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.