SCENE SEEN We live in just a few frames of the film that tells the epic tale of existence, and, through careful study of our moment, we believe we can grasp the whole picture. Maybe, assuming the plot’s logical and our faith (founded in cause and effect) is unerring, we can work out the […]Read more "SCENE SEEN"
RIP OR CRUNCH Most think the universe will Rip, some few think Crunch. Dark Energy is gaining grip. It’s most unlikely things will flip. Gravity’s always lacked the punch to stop the matter expanding, but whether it goes crunch or rip, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Many should recognize this as […]Read more "RIP or CRUNCH"
PREMISES, PREMISES Most everything (science assumes) repeats and that’s what makes it verifiable, but there have been a few astounding feats which, though unique, are undeniable, for instance life and its evolution or even the Big Bang, best we can tell – these lack a statistical solution, yet science seems to accommodate well. […]Read more "PREMISES, PREMISES"
DISTANT OBSERVERS Fixed stars, silent night – really all’s still exploding, and just seems still-frame.Read more "DISTANT OBSERVERS"
PONDEROUS PUNDIT In the future, there’s a scientist who arrives at what is ultimately true, but, since the only way to share his view is to bore his listeners through and through with lectures that lull to literal sleep before he completes his explanations, the concepts he conveys will have to keep, since he […]Read more "PONDEROUS PUNDIT"
PEDAGOGIC PROTOCOL Be careful what analogies you use. Sometimes they are literally taken and could misrepresent, mislead, confuse, or trap in a premise that’s mistaken the very minds that you seek to inform about the design and nature of things, and, worse, it could just cause them to conform to notions false and erred […]Read more "PEDAGOGIC PROTOCOL"
SECLUSION PRINCIPLE We live within a universe so vast we never will perceive its full extent. Because there are horizons that are past the span light can speed in the firmament, parts of the cosmos will be forever beyond possible communication. As fast as light, we’ll still reach them never, for they have greater acceleration. […]Read more "SECLUSION PRINCIPLE"