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There’s No Place Like Home

The discovery of planets orbiting other stars continues apace. Science nerds love this stuff, but I’ve come to find it very silly and more than a little disturbing. The theory that our own planetary system developed out of a cloud … Continue reading

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Hubble Trouble

For some years now I’ve been poking at some basic questions. There might seem to be little connection between the theory of evolution and the twin disciplines of physics and cosmology, but I’m fascinated by both. The physiology of the … Continue reading

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The View from Here

I’m strictly an amateur armchair cosmology fanboy. If I wanted to do the math that physicists do, I’d have to spend five or six years studying full-time, and even then it would be a struggle. But it’s fun to think … Continue reading

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In the Dark

In the 18th century, physicists were trying to understand what happened when things burned. It was theorized that combustible substances such as wood and coal contained something called phlogiston, which was released during burning. This theory seemed to explain some … Continue reading

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The Fact of Coherence

Einstein once said (I think it was Einstein, anyway), “The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.” The universe we live in is really a very strange place, and the deeper physicists dig, the more strange … Continue reading

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