Category Archives: Science

The “Transcension Hypothesis” and the “Fermi Paradox”

A graphical representation of the Arecibo message, humanity’s first attempt to use radio waves to actively communicate its existence to alien civilizations

John Smart, a colleague of mine in the Evolution, Cognition and Complexity Group, has advanced the transcension hypothesis. Continue reading The “Transcension Hypothesis” and the “Fermi Paradox”

Lisa Randall: Dark Matter

Lisa Randall is professor of physics at Harvard and author of the just-released Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the UniverseShe
also just penned an essay in the Boston Globe “Seeing dark matter as the key to the universe — and human empathy.” I thought it one of the best I’ve read this year. She begins the essay: Continue reading Lisa Randall: Dark Matter