Enceladus Pumps Imagination into the Vacuum
April 17, 2017
NASA astrobiologists abandon scientific restraint in a naked push to titillate taxpayers for another vain quest to find life beyond Earth.
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.
Hydrothermal OOL Chemistry Is Unlikely
July 30, 2016
A favorite way for theorists to get around the lack of enzymes at the origin of life is shown to be implausible.
Cosmologists Bash Heads Against Reality
January 27, 2016
When observations don't fit your ideology, invent paranoid delusions.
Major Scientific Revolutions Are Still Possible
November 24, 2015
Beware the myth of progress. There's more scientists don't know than what they know.
There's No Place Like Earth
November 20, 2015
A survey of known exoplanets finds no real estate as valuable as Earth.
Inventing Stars, Solar Systems and Universes
October 31, 2015
Always look into the methods used when scientists speak confidently about models for making things appear out of nowhere.
Is Water Miraculous?
October 10, 2015
It depends on your definition of miracle, but one professor thinks the word might aptly be applied to H2O.
It's Curtains for Enceladus
May 11, 2015
The geysers of Saturn's little moon are like sheets instead of jets, spelling trouble for theories of its ancient age and possible life.
March 27, 2015
From what we observe, we can draw inferences without the need to posit occult phenomena.
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.
Quasar Alignment Is "Spooky"
November 20, 2014
Quasar rotation axes show a peculiar alignment over billions of light-years.
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.
Big Bang's Lithium Problem Gets More Problematic
September 15, 2014
There's no escape; new measurements show far less lithium than predicted by the big bang, and more fine tuning than would be expected by chance.
Miller-Urey Spark Discharge Experiment Resurrected
January 21, 2014
Technicians provide detailed instructions how to spark gases to make amino acids without causing explosions in the lab.