Author Archives: Alex R. Howe

About Alex R. Howe

I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.

Movie Review: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

So, what do you get if you mash together Pokémon, Dr. Dolittle, and a buddy cop film? You get what is probably one of the most ridiculous premises for a movie I’ve ever seen. (For a theatrical release, anyway; Syfy … Continue reading

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The Phylogeny Explorer Project

I wrote before about Aron Ra because of his debate with Creationist Kent Hovind. Ra is well know in these admittedly limited circles as a militant atheist and a staunch defender of evolution, but perhaps less well-known is that he … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Avengers: Endgame

Eleven years. Twenty-two movies. Forty-eight hours of films alone, plus TV and online series. And it all ends with the three-hour epic conclusion of the Avengers Saga, Avengers: Endgame. (At least until Phase Four starts.) You know what, I’m going … Continue reading

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The Evolution Debate: What is Evolution?

Previous post in this series: Why are there still monkeys? I wrote before about one of the problems with the creation v. evolution debate being PRATTs, or “Points Refuted a Thousand Times.” In that post, I explained why “If humans … Continue reading

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What Should Happen in Star Wars Episode IX?

Well, the first teaser trailer has dropped for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. I can react a little to the trailer itself, but we don’t really know much yet. (That’s kind of the point of a teaser.) … Continue reading

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A Photo of a Black Hole: What’s Next?

I mentioned at the beginning of the year that I never really know what to do about blogging about science news. I don’t really know what to say that hasn’t already been in all the news articles. This week’s first … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Shazam!

This week, we saw the big screen debut of one of the less famous heroes in the comic book pantheon…Captain Marvel. Wait, what? Well, okay, the name of the movie is Shazam! (exclamation point included), and Shazam is also the … Continue reading

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