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What If It’s Not SciFi, But It’s True, ...What Edwin Hubble Wrote?

...that “the region observed appears as a small, homogeneous, but insignificant portion of a universe extended indefinitely in both space a…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

15 Jul 31
Reply by Michael Penn

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tests His Ability to Persuade

He opens the first chapter of his book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” with: In the beginning, nearly 14 billion years ago, all the sp…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

26 Jun 1
Reply by Michael Penn

Is It Pseudoscience or Fake Science?

One of the definitions of "pseudoscience" is that it refers to an idea that is portrayed as if it were a science, but isn't. The word "pse…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

4 May 9
Reply by Prasenjit Konar

The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money.

I once heard a Unitarian minister say Unitarianism is for people who haven't kicked the church habit. The Big Bang is for people who haven…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

86 Apr 13
Reply by tom sarbeck

Stephen Hawking. Ordinary Men Would Have Given Up.

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.“ — Stephen Hawking “We have to learn again that scienc…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

1 Apr 9
Reply by tom sarbeck

“...Threats to the Special Place of Humanity Caused Uproar and Resistance”*

The first threat might have been the discovery that the earth was not the center of the universe. Did the first known uproar and resitance…

Started by tom sarbeck

2 Apr 7
Reply by Joan Denoo

Hyper Religiosity, Psychiatry still has no clue.

  I was institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital twice at age fourteen for what was diagnosed as a Major Depression.  The psychologist t…

Started by Compelledunbeliever

4 Jan 21
Reply by Compelledunbeliever

Corporations and profit from gameified hate

Dude, you broke the future! Charlie Stross is a big thinker, connecting technology, economics, and history. His new connections  provoke th…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Jan 6
Reply by Jerry Wesner

'baby picture' of universe

UBC astrophysicist shares $3M prize for 'baby picture' of universe Gary Hinshaw honoured for work on WMAP satellite, which studied unive…

Started by Patricia

6 Dec 13, 2017
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

Are we more than fancy computational engines?

Interesting (fairly long) article discussing the premise that the human brain seems to have some capacity for solving non-computable proble…

Started by jay H

18 Nov 10, 2017
Reply by Loren Miller

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