Can Astrobiology Ever Become a Real Science?

In the previous post, we saw that secular astronomers are all wound up about yet another exoplanet and what they think is hope for extraterrestrial life. Up yonder at Deception Pass, the hands at the Darwin Ranch have themselves a highly profitable enterprise that they call astrobiology. 

The pseudoscience of astrobiology could possibly be changed into something useful if secularists had that desire.
Astronomy / Gentile da Fabriano, ca. 1400s
As we have already seen, astrobiology is a pseudoscience that is used to promote atoms-to-alien evolution; the faulty reasoning is that if it happened out there, then it must have happened here and humans can dismiss the necessary responses to our Creator. 

However, there is a tremendous amount of observed data produced while working in astrobiology. If scientists wanted to do something productive, they could drop Darwin on the trial and ride on with their observations. Of course, a name change would be in order.
Despite its propensity for wild speculation about life in space, there’s one way Astrobiology could provide useful science.
Our Darwin Dictionary defines astrobiology as equivalent to “bio-astrology,” because of its penchant for wild speculation. The new “science” that emerged in the 1990s after NASA announced bogus claims of fossil life in a Mars meteorite is nearly 30 years old, still without a shred of evidence for life beyond the Earth. There’s still no “bio” in astrobiology; that’s why it reduces to astrology. And yet its whole raison d’etre was to find evidence for life – even simple, microbial life. (This distinguishes it from SETI, which searches for intelligent life.)
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