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Weekend Funnies and Surprises

This is an assortment of news items that update previous posts, with some surprising discoveries tossed in.

Astrobiologists Ignore Life Complexity

To astrobiologists, cells are just emergent collections of matter. The difficulty of getting them to emerge escapes their notice.   Planetary scientists revealed their bad habit of hydrobioscopy again this week. They reasoned, Saturn’s little moon Enceladus has water; it has methane; it could have life! Why is that their focus? Why are they ignoring […]

Triple Fail: Big Science Blunders

Three strikes in one day: scientific theories and assumptions in unrelated fields have blundered big time. What are the lessons?

Good Science Bears Good Fruit

Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.

Dark Matter Still Missing After Many Decades

Astrophysicists have spent millions of dollars for decades to look at nothing.

Secular Astronomy Fails, II: Deep Space

From planets to stars to galaxies, objects don’t fit the expectations of materialists who work as astronomers.

Ode to the Amazing Atom

Space pioneer Henry Richter (PhD Chemistry, Caltech), explores the designed intricacies of the building blocks of the universe.
Saturn's moon Enceladus with "Tiger Stripes" fissures where geysers erupt

Enceladus Pumps Imagination into the Vacuum

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

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

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

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

Major Scientific Revolutions Are Still Possible

Beware the myth of progress. There's more scientists don't know than what they know.

There's No Place Like Earth

A survey of known exoplanets finds no real estate as valuable as Earth.

Inventing Stars, Solar Systems and Universes

Always look into the methods used when scientists speak confidently about models for making things appear out of nowhere.

Is Water Miraculous?

It depends on your definition of miracle, but one professor thinks the word might aptly be applied to H2O.
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