Kepler rejected the idea that the enormous scale of the cosmos suggested that mankind is less important than in the cozier Aristotelian-Ptolemaic model.
What happened to David Coppedge illustrates how the scientific “consensus” on intelligent design is enforced.
A planet needs more than location in a habitable zone. It needs the right ingredients, and salt has a surprising role.
Philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn compared scientific revolutions to political revolutions.
The hexagon on Saturn performs no function. Columnar basalt doesn’t say anything. Snowflakes don’t carry a message. They are mere emergent phenomena.