Sean Carroll is a cosmologist and physicist specializing in dark energy and general relativity. He is a research professor in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. A post on his blog recently caught my attention: “Are Many Worlds and the Multiverse the Same Idea?” Continue reading Are Many Worlds and the Multiverse the Same Idea?
Here is a brief recap of Peter Brannen’s recent piece in the Atlantic: “Why Earth’s History Appears So Miraculous: The strange, cosmic reason our evolutionary path will look ever luckier the longer we survive.”
Brannen begins by introducing us to the observer selection effect. Continue reading Why Earth’s History Appears So Miraculous
The Universe represented as multiple disk-shaped slices across time.
1. Facts and Meaning
All the truths of modern science are at least somewhat relevant to considerations of meaning. But why? What it is about scientific facts that make them especially germane? Continue reading Science and the Meaning of Life
Messier 92 in the Hercules constellation.
I came across a wonderful piece in the June 10, 2014 issue of Scientific American, “The Logic and Beauty of Cosmological Natural Selection” by Lawrence Rifkin MD. Continue reading “The Logic and Beauty of Cosmological Natural Selection”
Steve Neumann wrote a provocative piece in the June 7, 2010 issue of Salon magazine entitled: “The one thing Neil deGrasse Tyson got wrong.” Continue reading On “The one thing Neil deGrasse Tyson got wrong”