Weird Geology Requires Faith
November 9, 2018
If you are an evolutionary geologist, you don't need much data to get an incredible story published.
Geophysics Not Rock Solid Science
October 1, 2018
With observation, instruments and models, you would think geophysics is hard science.
Climate Science Underestimates Natural Sources of Warming
June 18, 2018
Scientists discover two more potent sources of greenhouse gases, both of which have nothing to do with human activity.
Snowball Earth Theory Not Set in Stone
May 7, 2018
Give an idea a name, and it can assume a reality in the imagination, even if there’s no evidence for it. Tae Hamm, writing for Glacier Hub, asks, “Was the Earth ever frozen solid?” Hamm, a student in climate science at Columbia University, reveals that a popular theory for the early earth before the explosion […]
How Long Does Geology Take?
April 13, 2018
Geological change can occur quickly, if conditions are right, affecting life and civilization.
Astrobiology Still Has No Biology
April 11, 2018
Number of worlds beyond Earth where life has been discovered: zero. Number of optimistic articles about life in outer space: hundreds per year.
Planetary Youth Continues After Cassini
December 19, 2017
The data gathering phase is over, but the data mining phase will continue for years. This entry also shares some news about other solar system objects showing youthfulness.
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets, 5: Water and Rock
September 12, 2017
by Dr Henry Richter There is much interest in searching for life elsewhere in the Universe. In previous articles I talked about the many criteria describing conditions and circumstances required to establish and maintain life on a planet. I talked about the importance of the location of the planet in its solar system. The location […]
Geology Fail at India
January 21, 2017
Tiny insects debunk a widely-taught scenario about where India came from.
Rapid Earth Changes in Historic Times
December 6, 2016
What happened to the Sahara desert? What's going on in Java, man? Geologists are surprised sometimes by recent major changes.
Why Is a New Theory of Coal Formation Needed?
January 22, 2016
When a new theory comes along, better examine why the old one needed replacing.
Blow to Supernova Nucleogenesis Theory
January 20, 2015
There's 100 times less of a radioactive element on the ocean floor than expected.
Lunar Impact: Major Moon Basin Was Not a Big Hit
October 8, 2014
The theory of how the largest impact basin on the moon was formed has been turned upside down.
Earth as a Habitable Planet
September 29, 2014
When viewed as a planet among planets, Earth is surprisingly surprising, considering how close it is to scientists' investigating eyes.
Carbon Cycle Keeps Earth from Fate of Venus, Mars
March 23, 2014
Another delicate balance making Earth habitable has been identified: the carbon cycle.