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Venus Is Erupting

If new indirect observations are correct, Venus is an active planet today with huge volcanoes.

Extinctions: A Playground for Darwin Storytellers

The fossils show that many species are gone from our planet. But explaining how they went extinct depends on one's worldview beliefs.

Landslides on Pluto Happened Quickly

If Pluto is really 4.6 billion years old, something happened almost instantaneously out there some time ago. In planetary science, where experts are accustomed to thinking everything is billions of years old, sudden unique events present problems. Almost everything should have settled down by now into a routine. One can certainly argue for exceptions, where […]

Misinterpreting Fossil Graveyards

Fossils are real, but the stories concocted to explain how mixed-up animals became buried together involve assumptions.

Two Geological Process Ages Collapse

Two processes theoretically assumed to take long ages have been shown they can occur quickly.

Mars Is Losing Its Atmosphere Fast

Measurements of Martian atmospheric loss rates imply incredible changes over the assumed billions of years of Mars' history.

More Reasons to Doubt Scientific Omniscience

We hear it all the time; 99% of scientists agree. All it takes, though, is one overlooked fact to tumble a consensus.

Tiny Life Benefits the Whole World

Some very small organisms can produce global effects, such as the tiny crustaceans that stir the oceans every night. What would the oceans be like without life? If minerals, gases and nutrients had to mix by diffusion, the process would be very slow. Wind and currents could help somewhat. Now, Houghton et al., publishing in […]

Evolutionary Storytelling Evolves: the Case of Origin of Life

 The Latest Episode in Evolving Origin-of-Life Stories by Dr Jerry Bergman The origin-of-life story is evolving. Before the middle 1600s most people believed that many forms of life originated by spontaneous generation from either inanimate matter, or once-living but now dead matter. Aristotle even believed that animals he considered “simple”, such as worms, fleas, bees, […]
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Water Theories Evaporate

After decades of telling the public comets brought Earth's water, scientists are giving up on the idea. It was volcanoes, now they say.

Secular Ocean Theory Evaporates

The divination experts see a new vision emerging from meteorites, portending disaster.

Rapid Earth Changes in Historic Times

What happened to the Sahara desert? What's going on in Java, man? Geologists are surprised sometimes by recent major changes.

Activity on Planets Suggests Youth

Can these processes really have gone on for billions of years?

Rapid, Plentiful Gold Possible

Geologists have up-estimated the process of gold ore transportation from deep underground to surface by a factor of ten to a hundred.

Balanced Rocks Challenge Dating Methods

A person could almost push over some balanced rocks. Have they really been standing for 10,000 years through earthquakes and all?
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