Claim: Alien ‘megastructures’ orbiting star have been discovered

OK, let’s start with a quick reality check … many of the currently circulating press stories contain some Grade1 gold plated BS. Now, let’s look into why that is the case. The UKs Independent, along with many other sources, are running a story about the supposed discovery, the title of their article reads “Astronomers may have found giant … Read more

Top 10 Weirdest Things people believe

Michael Shermer, an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic, has a list of the top ten weirdest things that people truly believe, you can find it here. It is of course a topic he will be familiar with, because not only is he a well-know skeptic who … Read more

Bizarre Claim: Aliens are going to hell

The Huff Po has an article that presents us with this …  Creationist Ken Ham Says Aliens Will Go To Hell So Let’s Stop Looking For Them Creationist Ken Ham, who recently debated Bill Nye the Science Guy over the origins of the universe, is calling for an end to the search for extraterrestrial life because aliens probably … Read more

Wainwright is at it again, the papers were running stories of his “Aliens” claim

Yea, it is that time of year, and so once again the claims being made by Mr Wainwright have been popping up … Express – Is this picture a ‘seed’ sent to Earth by aliens? Scientists discover mysterious organism Huffington Post – Aliens May Have Sent Space Seeds To Create Life On Earth He was promoting this … Read more

Can Jesus also save the Klingons?

OK, so I’m not really pondering the concept of salvation for the Klingons, but rather I’m mulling over what the discovery of alien life will do to existing religious beliefs. I’m not the first to think such thoughts, because Scientific American talked to Vanderbilt University astronomer David Weintraub, the author of a new book – Religions and … Read more