Is the End of Science Near?

bureaucracy, Carlson School of Management, citation data, Elon Musk, Evolution, Future Perfect, John Horgan, Kelsey Piper, NASA, National Academy of Science, Nature (journal), Neuroscience & Mind, PubMed, Research, Rob Sheldon, science, Scientific American, Space Physics, Technology, The Edge, The End of Science, Tibi Puiu, University of Minnesota, Vox
A study in the premier science journal notes the long term falling off of truly original findings, as opposed to endless citations of others’ findings. Source
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Intelligent Design and Planetary Timing 

astrophysicists, coincidences, complex life, E-ring, earth, Enceladus, fine-tuning, G rings, geysers, habitable zone, Intelligent Design, Jupiter, magnetic field, magnetic fields, Mars, Michael Denton, NASA, Neptune, perturbation, Physics, Earth & Space, plate tectonics, ring particles, Second Law of Thermodynamics, solar system, The Miracle of Man, thermodynamics, timing, Titan, Uranus
Enceladus is an especially fascinating case. Nearly 100 geysers of water ice are currently jetting out of its south pole at supersonic speed. Source
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A Mystery: Prebiotic Synthesis of Simple Organic Monomers

amino acids, ammonia, atmosphere, building blocks, carbon dioxide, David Deamer, early Earth, Evolution, First Life from Purely Natural Means? (series), gases, geoscientists, high school textbooks, hydrothermal vent, Intelligent Design, methane, Miller-Urey experiment, monomers, NASA, National Research Council, Nick Lane, primordial soup, reducing gases, Science (journal), Space Studies Board, University College London
In 2010, University College London biochemist Nick Lane stated the primordial soup theory “doesn’t hold water” and is “past its expiration date.” Source
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Rare Earth: How Vital Minerals “Evolve”

astrobiology, Astrobiology Magazine, biological activity, calcium, carbon, Carnegie Institute, chlorine, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, earth, elements, hydrogen, intelligence, Intelligent Design, magnesium, Mars, microbes, minerals, NASA, nitrogen, origin of life, oxygen, phosphorus, Physics, Earth & Space, potassium, Robert Hazen, selenium, Stephen Jay Gould, sulfur, The Privileged Planet, Titan, Washington State University
It's intriguing that life as we know it depends on a seemingly un-natural distribution of minerals. Source
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Count the Stars: Webb Space Telescope and the God Hypothesis

Abraham, atheists, Big Bang, Brian Keating, cosmology, Dennis Prager Show, Faith & Science, heavens, Intelligent Design, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA, Physics, Earth & Space, Return of the God Hypothesis, space, stars, Stephen Meyer, UC San Diego
I was listening to the Dennis Prager Show and found to my delight that his guest was our friend Brian Keating, the distinguished UC San Diego cosmologist. Source
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Earth’s Atmosphere Demonstrates Stunning Biocentric Fine-Tuning

absorption spectrum, aerobic life, atmosphere, atmospheric gases, biology, carbon dioxide, Carl Sagan, Chemistry, earth, Encyclopaedia Britannica, extraterrestrial life, greenhouse effect, Homo sapiens, infrared radiation, Intelligent Design, light-eaters, metabolism, NASA, nitrogen, oxygen, ozone, photosynthesis, Physics, Earth & Space, silicate weathering, sun, sunlight, The Miracle of Man, Venus, visual light, volcanic activity, water vapor
For photosynthesis to proceed on a planet like Earth, sunlight (visual light) must penetrate the atmosphere all the way to the ground. Source
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Attempt to Explain Away the Beginning of the Universe Fails to Distinguish Imagination from Reality

Alan Guth, Big Bang, Bruno Valeixo Bento, causal set, causal set cosmology, cosmology, entropy, Ethan Siegel, Flatiron Institute, gravitational contraction, Intelligent Design, NASA, oscillating model, Paul Sutter, Physics, Earth & Space, Planck length, Pluto, Stav Zalel, Stephen Meyer, Stony Brook University, universe
Here I will address another desperate attempt to avoid a cosmic beginning, this one by astrophysicist Paul Sutter. Source
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The Heavens Declare: Looking Forward to 2021

ancient literature, beauty, binoculars, biology, Caldwell 78, cosmology, Creation, Evolution News, heavens, Hubble Space Telescope, Intelligent Design, NASA, NGC 6541, orderliness, Physics, Earth & Space, Psalm 31, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Return of the God Hypothesis, skies, stars, Stephen Meyer, telescopes
As to evidence for intelligent design, my impression has long been that the ancients gave more weight to the stars than to their own bodies. Source
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