No one, not even the greatest scientific and mathematical minds, truly understands infinity. I prefer to think of it as a concept rather than a number, though given I’m no mathematician, my preference is of little consequence. It is interesting though to ponder the largest numbers and the subject of infinity. So let’s have at … Continue reading Infinity and Incomprehensible Numbers
Outer space is filled with a lot of space. And within this great expanse of space are perils the likes we cannot comprehend here on Earth. Perils that make asteroids look like nerf balls. In fact, if not for asteroids dinosaurs would probably still reign supreme, and mammals would have remained more akin to rodents, … Continue reading What Terrors Lurk In The Hearts Of Stars
Neuroscience is a way to unravel the mysteries of how our brains take in information through sensory organs and, filtered through one’s nature and nurture, is created into the world we perceive, or our internal map of reality. There’s long been a theory, never disproved, that we’re not simply brains in vats, with electrical impulses … Continue reading Do We Live In A Simulated Universe? Another Angle On The Brain In A Vat Theory
When I was in possibly the third grade I remember sitting in the library and being assigned the chore of choosing a biography about someone note worthy and do a presentation to the class. I grabbed one of the first books that looked remotely interesting. It was a biography about Carl Sagan. I wish I … Continue reading Carl Sagan: A Tribute To A Man Who Humbled Us All With a Pale Blue Dot
Lee Smolin is an astrophysicist who studied string theory and moved on to explore other avenues, such as loop quantum gravity, of reaching a unified field theory. A unifying field theory is the holy grail of physics. It’s where the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics no longer conflicts and the mathematics perfectly intertwine. Thus … Continue reading Cosmological Natural Selection: Black Holes As A Vehicle Of Cosmic Evolution?