Humanoid on the Moon?

The mainstream news media offers countless reminders of how susceptible we humans are to pareidolia, the phenomenon of seeing things which are not really there. Headlines are written primarily to capture people’s attention and fascination. When somebody thinks they have spotted something extraordinary, news writers and editors know that careful investigation and proper attention to details can kill a good […]

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Geocentrism at the Box Office

“He [the pseudo-scientist] has strong compulsions to focus his attacks on the greatest scientists and the best-established theories. When Newton was the outstanding name in physics, eccentric works in that science were violently anti-Newton. Today, with Einstein the father-symbol of authority, a crank theory of physics is likely to attack Einstein in the name of Newton. This same defiance can […]

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There Is No Martian Beacon

The art of hunting for anomalies in the thousands of photos released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and then declaring any such supposed anomaly to be indicative of alien intelligence or UFOs has become a cottage industry enjoyed by people with far too much time on their hands. Such anomaly-hunting is premised on the easily-refutable notion, arrived […]

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