Carl Sagan (1934–1996) is one of my intellectual heroes. I first encountered his work in 1980 watching the 13-part PBS mini-series “Cosmos.” While I had taken many college science courses before that, there was something special about his presentation that excited me, especially his poetic, philosophical monologues. Continue reading Carl Sagan: A Universe Not Made For Us
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”