New Theory about the Origin of Life Concludes It’s Magic!
August 19, 2019
Another new theory about how life could have evolved from simple molecules has now been added to the existing pile of theories.
Amino Acids Unlikely to Survive on Mars
June 9, 2016
UV radiation quickly degrades amino acids on most Martian minerals, a new study shows.
Stuff Geologists Think They Know Till Tomorrow
December 22, 2015
The science of geology is like quicksand, ever shifting and not rock solid.
New Craters Found on Mars
February 13, 2014
Orbiters can count new craters forming on Mars, refining cratering rates. One spectacular new crater has appeared since 2010 with vivid rays.
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.
Astrobiology: The Science of Could
July 1, 2013
Anything "could" happen. Shouldn't science deal with what does happen and what did happen? The "could" word is rampant in astrobiology literature and origin-of-life studies.
Crystal Mysticism Invades Astrobiology
March 20, 2009
Mystical ideas about the life-giving power of crystals usually go with New Age movies and storefronts. Science is above all that, right? Then what is a reader supposed to think of this opening line by Leslie Mullen on Space.com? One of the greatest mysteries about the origin of life is how the necessary ingredients consistently […]
Geology Sinks in the Mud
December 14, 2007
Question: what is the most abundant sedimentary rock in the world? Follow-up question: what would happen to the science of geology if the consensus theory of how this most abundant sedimentary rock was deposited turns out to be wrong? Prepare for a paradigm shift: experiments have shown mistakes in long-held assumptions about mudstone formation. Here’s […]