Water Worlds Tempt with Life, Not Youth
March 13, 2015
More and more planets and moons are suspected of having liquid water, but what should be the logical implications?
Chance as Evolution's God
February 1, 2015
Astrobiologists and their reporters completely ignore probability in their belief that life began by chance.
Comets Are Not Life Givers
December 23, 2014
Astrobiologists dream of comets as bearers of life in spite of—not because of—the data from Rosetta's comet.
Astrobiology Has No Bio
December 17, 2014
When you take the "bio" out of astrobiology, what do you get? Is it still a science?
Comet Ocean Theory Debunked
December 11, 2014
Data from the Rosetta mission debunk the notion that comets brought Earth's ocean water. Now they're hoping asteroids could have.
Primordial Soup as a Wizard's Potion
November 17, 2014
Certain concepts in materialistic origin of life seem to have more to do with witchcraft than reputable science.
Of Molecules and Men
September 27, 2014
Atoms and molecules are tiny but can have a big influence on the habitability of planets and astrobiologists' theories about them.
The Miller Experiment Is Dead; Long Live the Miller Experiment
September 12, 2014
The image of Stanley Miller pondering his spark-discharge apparatus is too valuable an icon to toss on the trash heap of history.
Mars Radiation Fries Organic Compounds
September 5, 2014
Don't expect the "building blocks of life" to last very long on Mars.
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.
Scientists Dodge Youthfulness of Saturn Moon Enceladus
August 7, 2013
Planetary scientists have figured out that the geysers of Enceladus vary during its orbit, but seem oddly silent about the question of how long the little moon could remain so active.
How to Liven Up Dead Geology
May 24, 2012
A new study shows some carbon compounds from Mars formed, not by living organisms, but from geological and chemical processes. What does life have to do with it? Ask some science reporters.
Origin of Life Made Easy
August 13, 2011
As anyone knows who has been given directions and told “you can’t miss it,” sounding easy and being easy can be entirely different things. Reporters sometimes make the most difficult step in evolution – the origin of life – look like a cinch through the use of suggestive metaphors, like the commonly-invoked phrase, “building blocks of life.” The directions in their articles usually lead to dead ends at worst, or, at best, baby steps on a long march, most of the route TBD, a TLA (three letter acronym) meaning “to be determined.”