Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets: Geophysics
September 5, 2017
by Dr Henry Richter This is a continuation of my discussion on the requirements to allow life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe. My discussion moved from our position in the galaxy, our position in the solar system, and then focused on the earth, looking at the influence of our moon, our […]
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets: Moon, Atmosphere, and Mass
August 29, 2017
This is part 3 of Dr Henry Richter's discussion on the requirements for life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe.
Habitability Requires the Right Kind of Star
August 19, 2017
This is a continuation of my discussion on the requirements to allow life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe.
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets
August 11, 2017
by Dr Henry Richter For a number of years I have been amused to watch many in the scientific community conduct a frantic campaign to identify life elsewhere in the universe. There has been a plethora of articles and significant dollars dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life, particularly intelligent life. In recent times several […]
The Habitability Habit: Exaggerating Earth-Likeness
July 26, 2017
Secularists put too much hope on some aspects of Earth-like exoplanets, but sometimes reality keeps their imaginations in check.
Natural Selection Favors Illogic
March 5, 2017
Nothing in Darwin's mechanism guarantees humans will think rationally. Fitness might actually favor stupidity. For proof, look at the reasoning of people who believe in natural selection.
More Challenges to Astrobiology
May 26, 2016
There aren't likely as many places to live outside of Earth as earlier hoped.
Scientists Going Nuts Over Aliens
March 2, 2016
Baseless speculations are considered perfectly sane as long as you are a secular materialist.
More Indications Earth Is Unique
February 25, 2016
The late Carl Sagan might be stunned to see today's astronomers questioning Earth's "humdrum" status.
There's No Place Like Earth
November 20, 2015
A survey of known exoplanets finds no real estate as valuable as Earth.
New Thoughts on Habitable Planets
October 9, 2015
Astrobiologists are trying to standardize the requirements for habitable planets. Do they get them all?
Do You Know How Lucky You Are to Live on Earth?
September 22, 2015
The factors that make life possible came together so beautifully, even materialists have trouble knowing why we're here.
You Wouldn't Want to Live on "Earth's Cousin"
July 24, 2015
Despite the hype about another Earth-like exoplanet, Kepler 452b would not be as habitable as Venus.
Moon's Stabilizing Influence Depends on Star Size
October 15, 2014
A connection between multiple factors was noted in a recent model of how a moon helps a planet remain habitable.
Of Planets and People
September 29, 2014
Here's a quick tour of the planets to see what's newsworthy.