Contrary to first impressions, exoplanet discoveries actually strengthen the impact of the Fermi Paradox.
The Discovery Principle led me to consider looking to the Moon to study the origin of life empirically.
Last night Americans across the continent were treated to a most beautiful and informative natural phenomenon.
Many leading scientists of the day realized the implication of the cosmic expansion — there was a beginning!
New Scientist, is calling The Universe: Order without design by Carlos Calle “excellent.” Why? There’s nothing new here, just the same old multiverse stuff that has been critiqued. The author combines a bunch of highly speculative, mostly metaphysical, controversial theories to reach his conclusions: eternal inflation, string theory and colliding branes. There will ALWAYS be speculative, untestable “cosmological” theories, so someone can always point to the latest ones and say, “See no need for a beginning or fine-tuning by a designer–the latest science says so!” These speculative theories have half-lives measured in years, unlike the now well-established Big Bang theory. In any case, multiverse speculations do not explain those aspects of our existence that are not necessary for our existence Read More ›