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Cosmological Natural Selection: Black Holes As A Vehicle Of Cosmic Evolution?

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?

A Common Ancestor: Humans and Chimpanzees Are Cousins

Humans and Chimpanzees share a common ancestor.  We’re cousins.  This occurred roughly between 5 to 8 million years ago. The common ancestor almost certainly resembled a chimpanzee more than a human.  This single bit of knowledge is important when entering into a conversation with someone who is affronted by the false idea that we ‘evolved … Continue reading A Common Ancestor: Humans and Chimpanzees Are Cousins