What the Most Eminent Cosmologist Believed
May 7, 2019
Could the most eminent and honored physicist of our lifetime actually believe such a thing as this?
Was the Apostle Paul a Book Burner?
March 24, 2019
Paul warned that Christ followers would be slandered. A book review in Nature shows it is still going on.
Saturnians Are Safe from Cassini Germs
September 15, 2017
Cassini scientists crashed their spacecraft into Saturn today in order to protect possible life forms on Titan, Enceladus and other moons.
Flat-Earthers Are Evolutionists
June 1, 2017
Let's get our facts straight: It's not Christians who are promoting the most absurd conspiracy theory of all.
Pardon, Your Worldview Is Showing
July 12, 2016
The most dangerous ideology is the one that doesn't acknowledge its worldview assumptions.
Updates from Outer Planets
January 9, 2016
Let's review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.
Time Magazine Distorts Science History
November 23, 2014
Seen that magazine "Great Scientists" at the checkout counter? It's a mixed bag.
Io Volcanoes Go Hyperactive
August 7, 2014
The volcanoes on Jupiter's moon are bursting out at record rates, and nobody knows why. Is it the new normal?
Cosmos TV Relies on Imagination, Not Science
March 10, 2014
The first episode of the new Cosmos TV series makes it clear that imagination is its main message.
Trouble in Cosmologyland
September 18, 2011
Underneath the veneer of certainty portrayed by TV documentaries about the universe are deep questions and controversies. Some of these briefly appear on publicly-available news stories, only to be covered by new coats of certainty. Are the new veneers fixing the problems or, instead, whitewashing serious weaknesses in current cosmological understanding? Here are some quick looks under the veneer.
Pagan Gods Launched into Space
August 5, 2011
The latest Jupiter probe from NASA is named Juno, after the name of the wife of Jupiter, Roman chief of the gods. Launched today (August 5), the Juno spacecraft will use Earth for gravity assist in a complex path, to arrive at Jupiter in 2016, where it will study the largest planet from a polar orbit. As “part of a joint outreach and educational program developed as part of the partnership between NASA and the LEGO Group to inspire children to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” according to a press release from the Jet Propulsion Lab, the spacecraft carries 1.5-inch likeness of three figures: Galileo Galileo, who discovered Jupiter’s moons, the Roman god Jupiter, and his wife Juno.