Rosetta and the Stone
August 6, 2014
A historic comet rendezvous mission begins today after ten years in space.
Dinosaur Extinction Story Becomes More Chancy
July 29, 2014
Why did dinosaurs die but birds and butterflies survive? The latest idea involves sheer dumb luck.
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, I: Inner Planets
May 3, 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 inner planets.
Two Solar System Surprises
March 27, 2014
Sometimes we learn more from surprises than predictions.
Extreme Speculation Presented as Science
December 11, 2013
Things no one could possibly ever know are being reported by science journals and news sites as things worthy of scientific faith.
Evolutionary Origin-of-Life Speculations Contradict Each Other
November 9, 2013
Good scientific approaches should converge on the truth. In secular origin-of-life studies, theories run off in all directions, often crashing into one another.
Was Charlemagne Protected from a Cosmic Disaster? A Carbon-14 Mystery
January 22, 2013
Tree ring data from the 8th century hint that a cosmic catastrophe was averted on the "privileged planet."
Is This Any Way to Learn About the Origin of Life?
September 22, 2012
Pollute, freeze, zap. Goal: "to better understand how life arose on Earth."
Asteroids as Water Balloons Gave Us Oceans
July 23, 2012
Planetary scientists are looking to asteroids as the source of Earth's water – not from evidence, but from desperation.
Stretching Credibility in Evolutionary Stories
September 20, 2011
Improbable events happening numerous times; selective extinctions; voodoo phylogenetics – at what point do evolutionary explanations exceed the threshold of credibility a trusting public grants to the gurus of the culture, scientists?