I read an article the other day that, if true, isn’t good news for penguins. Or for us people. It suggests that penguins and people share an evolutionary trait. Well, actually, it’s not a suggestion. It’s pretty much a statement of fact. But like everything science, and let’s be honest about it, facts change. That begs the question, is the statement, and its conclusion, true?
science & God
A group of researchers have posed a fascinating — and downright mind bending — thought experiment: If a planet like Earth can be “alive,” can it also have a mind of its own? So – Is the earth intelligent, or is this something else? Maybe we should ask, how can there be an intelligent earth? For that matter, who says the earth is even alive? Or have we changed the meaning of alive?
I just watched the landing of NASA’s Perseverance on BBC. An amazing accomplishment. Katty and Christian were all excited about it. Everyone they interviewed was celebrating and grinning from ear to ear. As I was watching the people in NASA’s control room, I couldn’t help but notice some words on the wall: Dare Mighty Things. But when all was said and done, I couldn’t help but wonder – why not Dare Mightier Things?
How Much Of The Unobservable Universe Will We Be Able To See? Sounds like a trick question, doesn’t it? Actually, I left something out. The headline from the Forbes article is: How Much Of The Unobservable Universe Will We Someday Be Able To See? Now you’ve got it, right? It’s about technology. Or is it?
The Discovery That Could Have Predicted Why the Universe Exists is the headline. The first comment at the time I read the article: Could there be an optical/mental illusion that we might be missing from these experiments? That comment is, accidentally or otherwise, right on target.
The Standard Model can’t possibly be right. But that same person says they have strengthened the Standard Model? And it excludes other models? Seriously.
Have we really sunk so low that we believe all that nonsense about favoured races and gender inequality? Have we never spent any time with someone of another race? I’m in the minority where I live. And I think it’s awesome that I get to know so many people from so many different parts of the world.
The same is true for the gender based questions. Do we really want those things taught to kids? Do we want boys to grow up thinking that the girls are inferior? And do we want the girls to grow up learning that they will always be second-class – behind the guys?
Is Quantum computing the new Tower of Babel? Don’t worry if you’re not sure what a quantum computer is. Even if you know nothing about quantum computers, this is an interesting question. I’ll even give you the answer tight up front. It’s no. And it’s yes. No and yes at the same time. Which, not coincidentally, is a big part of what quantum computers are about. Up until quantum computing, everything about computers was based on something being on or off. True or False. One or zero. Now – with the wonderful world of quantum computing, it can be yes, no, and maybe – all at the same time.
Hills full of horses, but only one man can see them. Chariots of fire, also seen by only one man. And they aren’t burning up. Science or fable? Surely this is a fable. There can’t actually be such a thing. Can there? Or maybe it’s a miracle and science can give us a clue as to how that miracle could actually be real.