Weekend Funnies and Surprises
August 14, 2021
This is an assortment of news items that update previous posts, with some surprising discoveries tossed in.
Astrobiologists Ignore Life Complexity
July 9, 2021
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
June 4, 2020
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
January 29, 2020
Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.
Dark Matter Still Missing After Many Decades
November 22, 2019
Astrophysicists have spent millions of dollars for decades to look at nothing.
Secular Astronomy Fails, II: Deep Space
November 7, 2019
From planets to stars to galaxies, objects don’t fit the expectations of materialists who work as astronomers.
Ode to the Amazing Atom
January 7, 2019
Space pioneer Henry Richter (PhD Chemistry, Caltech), explores the designed intricacies of the building blocks of the universe.
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.