VIEW HEADLINES ONLY

Weekend Digest, May 6, 2017

Here's a collection of quick takes on interesting developments in the science news, from Saturn to a possible cure for malaria; from your liver to Sunday funnies.

Galaxy Evolution Crisis: Start Over

When you see the words "challenging" and "requires substantial revision" in the abstract, you know trouble is coming.

Dark Matter is Still Very Dark and Very Mysterious

by Dr Jerry Bergman A research report in Nature announced the results of the latest experiment designed to prove the existence of Dark matter. In short: “Dark Matter Remains Elusive” (Xiangdong, 542:172. February 9, 2017). Dark matter is a hypothetical matter type that cannot be observed with any existing telescope system but, it is claimed, […]

Illogic Is Rife in Science Media

A simple exercise shows that what materialists are telling us cannot possibly be true. So why do reporters give them any mind?

Dark Matter Remains Missing

How long do astronomers get to search for something that has no direct evidence?

Cosmologists Are Blind in the Dark

A rash of recent science articles shows that secular cosmologists have no idea where they are, or why.

Dark Matter: Now You See It, Now You Don't

All detectors fail to find dark matter. So how can a whole galaxy be made of it?

Scientists Can Be Inept Philosophers

An undergrad philosopher could make mince meat out of some scientists' claims.

Is Dark Matter Going the Way of Phlogiston?

There is no exotic dark matter, according to the most sensitive search to date. The ramifications for cosmology are enormous.

Let There Be Light Puzzles for Cosmologists

Far from a smooth, gradual transition, bright galaxies popped onto the scene suddenly.

Pardon, Your Worldview Is Showing

The most dangerous ideology is the one that doesn't acknowledge its worldview assumptions.

Cosmology in Perpetual Crisis

Secular cosmologists are no closer to the truth than they were 20 years ago.

A Media Bias Sampler

Support for conservatism in secular science media is as rare as a true transitional form in the fossil record.

SETI Communication Only Outward So Far

While we wait for responses, all we hear are echoes of our own intelligent signals into space.

Cosmologists Need New Physics

More new observations don't fit current cosmological theory.

Record-Setting Cosmic Structures Challenge Big Bang

How will big bang theorists deal with the latest news?

More Indications Earth Is Unique

The late Carl Sagan might be stunned to see today's astronomers questioning Earth's "humdrum" status.

Cosmologists Bash Heads Against Reality

When observations don't fit your ideology, invent paranoid delusions.

Early Massive Galaxies Will Require Theory Overhaul (Again)

Big bang theory didn't expect massive galaxies so early, but they've known about this problem for over a decade.

Do You Know How Lucky You Are to Live on Earth?

The factors that make life possible came together so beautifully, even materialists have trouble knowing why we're here.

Cosmic Conundrums

Modern cosmology is in a battle against the observations, and the observations might just win.

Plentiful Water in the Early Universe, and Other Surprises

Based on the following unexpected findings, secular astronomers' ignorance of reality has reached cosmic proportions.

Cosmic Ruler Flawed

Type 1a supernovae, vital to estimates of the size and expansion of the universe, are not uniform. This has cosmic implications.

Scientific Method Evolves

There is no scientific method. There are customary procedures that depend on the field; these are subject to mutation and artificial selection.

More Cosmic Fine-Tuning Found

The Anthropic Principle refuses to go away. The mass of the light quark adds to finely tuned factors that make the universe life-supporting.

China Celebrates Non-Discovery of Dark Matter

A huge dark matter detector in China celebrated the publication of its first results: nothing.

Archive Classic: State of the Cosmos 2005: Alan Guth Explains Inflation

As Alan Guth rises to prominence this year for his inflation proposal, it might be useful for readers to see what he said about it in 2005.

Young Galaxy Mature for Its Age

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

Jewish Radio Host Takes on Atheist Cosmologist

A popular radio talk show host held his own against a PhD cosmologist who argues the universe came from nothing.