DARK DRIVER What was there to slow cosmic inflation, which occurred shortly after the Big Bang? Nothing obstructed this fomentation, which from an infinitely dense point sprang. The claim is expansion somehow reduced its speed, the second after Creation, (yet, through observation, it’s been deduced there’s still light-speed-limit violation). As though this were viewed – […]Read more "DARK DRIVER"
ASTRONOMY TODAY A single, barely blushing pixel tells of another world that could be like our own – so far away, it’s at the resolution limit of our very best telescopes. nonetheless, it still speaks volumes within this dot. I love the form of the fibonacci in reverse for this particular topic. Its lines diminish […]Read more "ASTRONOMY TODAY"
There’s a philosophical anecdote that’s relevant to physicists today: One must stay afloat and rebuild the boat when, out at sea, safe harbor’s far away. The cargo is loaded, voyage begun, and progress made can’t be abandoned now, […]Read more "RIGGED FOR SUCCESS"
OFF THE SCALE 🎧 The young lady known simply as Bright, who could travel speeds faster than light, said, “While I’m never late, I’m concerned that my weight reaches infinite mass, though I’m slight.”Read more "OFF THE SCALE"
DÉJÀ VU Whisker tips confirm another dead-end result — white mouse learns the maze.Read more "Déjà vu"
AT ODDS Researchers seeking solutions can’t say, “Things are the way they are because of God.” From Spirit, scientists must shy away or risk their labors be seen as slipshod. The fraction of them considered devout must keep their studies apart from belief, not daring to proselytize about what brings their natures comfort and […]Read more "At Odds"
DILEMMA Faith is often blind, and that seems tragic. It drops to its knees, humble and devout. Science’s problem is lack of magic. It can’t accept the mystical throughout. Each sees light stream through a prism of glass. The pious think of stained glass and God’s bliss, and all but simplicity they let pass. […]Read more "Dilemma"
While not included in Bard Of Mars, this is a limerick tribute to Professor Sara Seager of MIT, who kindly authored the foreword to the book. She also was inspiration for the haiku above and below. Sara Seager is a planetary scientist and astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she is a Professor […]Read more "Seager, Ye Shall Find"
UNPUBLISHED FINDINGS They granulate the universe to pulp, crashing particles only newly found. They figure their trajectories and gulp, “So much data upon which to expound!” Their energies unbound by quantum course, they separate the world we think we know. They rip particles into force by force. Unification’s where they say they’ll go. At last, […]Read more "Unpublished Findings"
CAN’T DIS CERN Take two Swiss clocks, Swiss for their precision; accelerate them near the speed of light; steer them into a direct collision to smash them with all available might. Splinter their casings and dislodge their gears, and, like they were some vogue, hotsy-totsy starlet involved in political smears, quick-snap pictures like the paparazzi. […]Read more "Can’t Dis CERN"