FINE-TUNED FOR LIFE Ours is the perfect universe, it seems, for forming atoms that will let suns burn. Anthropically, there are few other schemes to give such a magnificent return. The arbitrary masses we’ve discerned for subatomic particles create a balance of the forces, we have learned, whereby life is allowed to generate. Change any […]Read more "Fine-Tuned For Life"
UNIQUE PARAMETERS There is only one answer to creation. Though we don’t nearly understand it yet, there’s but one elegant variation emerging from initial values set that even allows molecules to be, much less achieve complexity of life, or suns to burn their planets distantly with not too much but with the needed strife. […]Read more "Unique Parameters"
BUBBLE UNIVERSES Our universe may be embedded in a bulk containing other bubble realms, while we are just a hologram within. The implication is what overwhelms. Though this explains why gravity’s perverse, our cosmos, then, is not the whole shebang. Are we part of a frothy multi-verse where one’s black hole is another’s Big […]Read more "Bubble Universes"
STICK THEORY If God wanted us to know everything the universe would have stopped expanding, or, at least, its speed should be lessening, allowing us to gain understanding. If we are limited to speed of light, while God stretches the fabric far faster, then, as long as we’re here, try as we might, […]Read more "Stick Theory"
OBSERVING OBSERVERS Per perceiving predilection’s effect, researchers search precautions to assure that their constructed theories won’t be wrecked by accredited critics who abjure results from lax experimentation which funnels too few affecting factors. Scientist’s psyches lack isolation – all audiences are also actors. Objectivity varies with the minds involved whose realities rarely budge; what one […]Read more "OBSERVING OBSERVERS"
For those who like to parse a poem, you may have noticed both gods and God appear in the first three stanzas. The reference in the first stanza to Einstein comes from the famous response he received from Niels Bohr for his often repeated adage expressing his distaste for quantum mechanical theory that God doesn’t […]Read more "Chances Are"
Unusual for a Shakespearean sonnet, perhaps, Special Relativity is summed up here in iambic pentameter. Press play to hear this read by the author.Read more "Special Relativity"
Our universe has things in it because chance quantum fluctuations enable. Nothing is what violates Nature’s laws — something is apparently more stable. Supersymmetry was asking for it. It was just too perfect to be withstood, and once it took the predictable hit it lit up the entire neighborhood, and, in that Big Bang, the […]Read more "Breaking Symmetry"
Betelgeuse is the armpit of Orion, literally. That is to say that it’s name translates to just that, and it is located in what astronomers politely refer to today as Orion’s shoulder. Already the second brightest star in Orion (after Rigel) and the ninth brightest star we can see, it may soon (any day, in […]Read more "Cosmic Prediction"