Reader’s Question: Planets in the Early Universe
The problem with the early universe is that it was a much more dangerous place.
Mathematics, Biology, and Awesome Wonder
“Infinite Patterns” starts with a simple triangle and builds to the most magnificent representations of human and nature’s designs.
Aquinas’ Third Way: An Analogy to Moonlight
Imagine that you are an astronomer on a world with one moon. It is always night on your world, and the moon is the only body in the sky.
Life’s Hard Stop: Fortune? Or Foresight?
Here’s another “incredibly fortunate” thing about the Cambrian explosion and about evolution generally.
New Engineering Textbook, Hacking the Cosmos, Argues for Intelligent Design
According to Halsmer, engineering involves “the creative use of resources and ingenuity to accomplish a purpose or solve a problem.” It does so by creating “affordances.”