Science Findings Can Be Counter-Intuitive
October 17, 2020
It takes honesty and courage to report findings that don't make sense or go against "common knowledge."
Will Clear Starry Nights Be Lost Forever?
August 28, 2020
A classic showdown has already started between technological convenience and natural revelation.
Titan Is Running Away from Saturn
July 1, 2020
When a scientist up-ends what was long believed, how confident can they be about what they believe now? Don't outrun observations.
Teach Science in the Yard
April 21, 2020
Parents caught in the role of home schoolers should take their students outside for two benefits: education and health.
Interpretation Must Not Outrun Evidence
September 20, 2019
Here's a funny story about scientific interpretation of evidence.
Astrobiologists Whip Up False Hopes
August 9, 2019
Astrobiology long ago abandoned the kind of science that fostered the Scientific Revolution in the 17th century.
Living Fossil Giant Bee Challenges Evolution
March 27, 2019
Describing insects fossilized in amber is a matter of observable fact. Describing how they "evolved" is storytelling.
Astronomers Lie About Dark Matter
January 17, 2019
It's as indefensible as believers in ghosts lying about observational evidence for them.
Hard Science Has a Firm Grip on Unreality
September 21, 2018
Anybody who thinks the hard sciences give us confidence in the real world should read this.
Is Dark Matter a Myth?
November 28, 2017
More precise tests continue to fail to find dark matter or dark energy. How long do scientists get to look for occult phenomena that may not be real?
Alien Religion Unrebuked
November 20, 2016
Big Science only forbids some religions, like those with evidence. The wacky ones pass right by the censors.
Scientists Can Be Inept Philosophers
August 2, 2016
An undergrad philosopher could make mince meat out of some scientists' claims.
Pardon, Your Worldview Is Showing
July 12, 2016
The most dangerous ideology is the one that doesn't acknowledge its worldview assumptions.
Scientists Going Nuts Over Aliens
March 2, 2016
Baseless speculations are considered perfectly sane as long as you are a secular materialist.
Science Will Never Know Some Things
December 12, 2015
Working against scientists' ambitions are hurdles of reality.