Detrital Zircons Can Give False Geological Ages
November 21, 2018
Zircons are a gold standard for dating. They can yield ages that are statistically significant, but geologically meaningless.
Moon Origin Story Collapses
September 13, 2016
In a one-two punch, discoveries undermine the accepted story of the moon's origin and its subsequent history.
Rearranging Deck Chairs on Sinking Planet Theories
April 27, 2016
Supernovas come in handy as theory rescue devices.
Geology Theories Are Not Set in Stone
January 7, 2016
To be a geologist, you have to have a big imagination and always be ready to have your favorite theory overturned.
Origin-of-Life Speculation Goes Off the Rails
October 21, 2015
Astrobiologists and their accomplices in the media are finding life everywhere where it isn't or couldn't be. Time to call in the science rangers.
Dinosaurs and the Battle of Killers
December 21, 2014
An impact drove the dinosaurs extinct; or was it volcanoes?
Terrible Mistake about Diamond Dates
December 26, 2013
Geologists fess up to wrong conclusion about the "world's oldest diamonds."
Lunar Upsets Challenge Paradigms
January 27, 2012
Forty years after the last moonwalkers came home, new discoveries about the moon are calling into question what scientists know about our celestial partner. But is it legitimate for scientists to invoke mystery forces when a favored theory faces falsifying evidence?