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.
Astrobiolo-SETI: Science or Fantasy?
January 20, 2014
Fantastical scenarios with no evidence – sometimes contrary to evidence – continue to get good publicity in science venues.
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.
Cosmic Lottery: How Many Habitable Planets?
November 23, 2013
News media ran with a suggestion that one in five stars has a habitable planet, but they didn't read the fine print.
SETI: Looking for Cosmic Outposts
October 16, 2013
The stellar radio dial has been silent, but maybe we could look for alien interstellar outposts.
Planet Habitable Zone Cannot Be Too Windy
September 19, 2013
The "habitable zone" of a planet usually concerns its distance from the star such that it can support liquid water. But what if the star fries the surface with intense stellar winds?