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Galaxy Evolution Problem: A Case Study in Criticizing Paradigms

"When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it," say scientists who found problems with the leading theory of galaxy evolution.

Antimatter Conundrum Remains After Precision Test

Why isn't the universe half ordinary matter and half antimatter? Both should have emerged from a big bang.

Cosmology Goes Off the Reservation

If science were ever restricted to observation, experimental demonstration, and evidence, some cosmologists left that reservation far behind long ago. Being smart does not preclude going nutty.

Big Bang "Breakthrough" May Be False

Criticisms of the BICEP2 announcement are coming in, and could overturn the highly-publicized announcement that "inflation" has been discovered.

Young Galaxy Mature for Its Age

Remote galaxy that should be young looks well-behaved and mature, "truly surprising" astronomers.

Has Cosmic Inflation Been Discovered?

Claims of a major breakthrough about the big bang are swirling in the news: is it inflation, or inflating the evidence?

Cosmologists Were Wrong About Galaxy Evolution

Fifteen years ago, no cosmologist would have predicted mature galaxies early on, but they keep getting found – earlier and earlier.

Cosmos TV Relies on Imagination, Not Science

The first episode of the new Cosmos TV series makes it clear that imagination is its main message.

If the Big Bang Is the Answer, Why Are There So Many Questions?

Any scientific explanation that leads to more questions than answers should be considered suspect.

Hubble Finds Early Large Galaxies

The latest deep space image by the Hubble Space Telescope shows many small galaxies near the beginning, but large ones, too.

Extreme Speculation Presented as Science

Things no one could possibly ever know are being reported by science journals and news sites as things worthy of scientific faith.

New Record Structure Defies Fundamental Tenet of Modern Cosmology

A structure over twice as large as the previous record holder puts immense strain on theories of the universe.

No Dark Matter Down Here

A mile deep in the earth, the most sensitive search to date for dark matter has turned up nothing.

Cosmos Does Not Look Evolutionary

Evidence continues to mount that the universe and its contents appeared mature from the beginning.

Major Cosmic Questions Remain Unanswered

Some basic ideas about physics and astronomy remain so mysterious, and their explanations so flexible, they may lead some to question whether they should be called "hard sciences."
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