Monthly Archives: May 2009

In 1950 Cosmology Reached its Peak

“Is it likely that any astonishing new developments are lying in wait for us? Is it possible that the cosmology of 500 years hence will extend as far beyond our present beliefs as our cosmology goes beyond that of Newton? … Continue reading

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“Is That Your Final Answer?” Guest Post by David Bailey!

Most of us have watched at least one episode of the “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” show. The rules of the show specify that the subject be allowed to take as much time as he/she wishes to ponder his … Continue reading

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Galileo says, “You go scientists!”

To command that the very professors of astronomy themselves see to the refutation of their own observations and proofs as mere fallacies and sophisms is to enjoin something that lies beyond any possibility of accomplishment. For this would amount to … Continue reading

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My Scientific Hero

It was in fifth grade that I decided to become a scientist. The inspiration came not because I actually new what a scientist did, but through a book. Before I had read this revelatory text, my impression of what scientists … Continue reading

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Screaming Through the New Star Trek Movie (spoilers)

First let me be up front about my prejudices. The current Star Trek movie is unquestionably the best of the group. Wrath of Kahn used to be my favorite. The rest range from breathtakingly poor to solidly mediocre (see RottenTomatos … Continue reading

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Evolution rocks! A new must have book

I am stunned. The book Evoluton: The First Four Billion Years was just published by Harvard Press. It is an amazing achievement. I just cracked open my new copy and can’t believe it. Check out this table of contents: Foreword, … Continue reading

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The evangelical atheists and Mormon anti-evolutionists have joined forces

My belief in God is not founded on evidence from the physical world. I believe because I am in a relationship with Him. I’ve gotten to know Him. I recognize his voice in others. I want to argue that some … Continue reading

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