Planet Party Busted by Triton
November 16, 2017
Theories can be like parties with tantalizing speculations until big, whopping anomalies spoil the fun.
Enceladus Cannot Spout for Billions of Years
November 7, 2017
You can tell when theorists are getting desperate. Their assumptions get more and more implausible, and they gloss over falsifying facts.
Giant Planet Sends Planetologists Scrambling
November 3, 2017
Secular astronomers are experts in telling the public about things that are observed but should not exist.
Beware of Overconfident Dating Methods
October 27, 2017
Simplistic presentations about how scientists date rocks overlook the worldview assumptions involved.
Cassini Continues to Unveil Youth at Saturn
October 20, 2017
Reports from Cassini's last days, even up to its last gasps as it plunged into Saturn on September 15, are not supporting long ages.
Ring Around the Dwarf Planet Says ‘I’m Young’
October 13, 2017
You can't declare something old just because your worldview requires it to be old.
Rocket Scientist Recalls Sputnik 60 Years Ago
October 7, 2017
Dr Henry Richter, a writer for CEH and NASA VIP, shares his recollections of the space race that began in earnest with Sputnik 60 years ago.
Science Fail: Shaky Assumptions Topple Long-Held Notions
October 3, 2017
Science is supposed to be self-correcting, we're told. But when towers of belief are built on assumptions later shown to be false, the consequences can be monumental.
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets, 6: Chemistry and Probability
September 18, 2017
In this final segment about habitability of exoplanets, Dr Henry Richter looks at chemistry and probability.
Saturnians Are Safe from Cassini Germs
September 15, 2017
Cassini scientists crashed their spacecraft into Saturn today in order to protect possible life forms on Titan, Enceladus and other moons.
Miracles in Solar System Origin Theories
September 14, 2017
Skipping over a difficulty because it can't be solved scientifically: that's one giant backward leap for theory kind.
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets, 5: Water and Rock
September 12, 2017
by Dr Henry Richter There is much interest in searching for life elsewhere in the Universe. In previous articles I talked about the many criteria describing conditions and circumstances required to establish and maintain life on a planet. I talked about the importance of the location of the planet in its solar system. The location […]
Hurricanes Are Not Increasing from Global Warming
September 8, 2017
Scientists explain that this hurricane season is not exceptional in the long term view, despite four devastating storms in just a week.
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets: Geophysics
September 5, 2017
by Dr Henry Richter This is a continuation of my discussion on the requirements to allow life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe. My discussion moved from our position in the galaxy, our position in the solar system, and then focused on the earth, looking at the influence of our moon, our […]
Cassini Grand Verdict: Saturn Rings Younger Than Expected
August 30, 2017
With the orbiter's best-yet images and data now coming down, a long-running debate about the age of Saturn's rings is concluding in favor of youth.