Evolutionary Storytelling Evolves: the Case of Origin of Life
August 4, 2017
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, […]
Water Theories Evaporate
March 20, 2017
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
January 26, 2017
The divination experts see a new vision emerging from meteorites, portending disaster.
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.
Activity on Planets Suggests Youth
November 11, 2016
Can these processes really have gone on for billions of years?
Rapid, Plentiful Gold Possible
October 20, 2015
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
August 26, 2015
A person could almost push over some balanced rocks. Have they really been standing for 10,000 years through earthquakes and all?
Water Worlds Tempt with Life, Not Youth
March 13, 2015
More and more planets and moons are suspected of having liquid water, but what should be the logical implications?
What Is the Temperature of the Earth?
January 16, 2015
The news are all reporting 2014 as the hottest year on record, but no one is asking how such a measurement can be made without bias.
Dinosaurs and the Battle of Killers
December 21, 2014
An impact drove the dinosaurs extinct; or was it volcanoes?
November 19, 2014
We need to clear the deck of geology news. Here's a garage sale of interesting headlines, provided "as is" for researchers to pursue further.
Scientific Claims Are Reversible
September 11, 2014
How much confidence can the public put in scientific claims today, given that some long-lived dogmas have been reversed?
Io Volcanoes Go Hyperactive
August 7, 2014
The volcanoes on Jupiter's moon are bursting out at record rates, and nobody knows why. Is it the new normal?
Mars Rivers Carved by Lava, Not Water
June 2, 2014
A controversial theory is being revived: lava carved Mars channels. This could discourage hopes to find life on the red planet.
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, I: Inner Planets
May 3, 2014
"Surprise" or "puzzling" are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the inner planets.