It's a recurrent experience that never fails to perplex me: Random people will seek my advice on questions of religion. Rather than posing queries about how the cosmos works, they want me to enlighten them on why. Bottom line: We were so ordinary as to be thoroughly invisible -- as would be any other worlds, … Continue reading What Astronomy Says About Religion | Seth Shostak
In a new national poll on America's scientific acumen, more than half of respondents said they were "not too confident" or "not at all confident" that "the universe began 13.8 billion years ago with a big bang." via Poll reveals majority of Americans distrust Big Bang theory - UPI.com.
How the mis-application of the Anthropic Principle has led factions of scientists away from the search for a natural, physical explanation of our Universe, and why that’s bad for everyone. via The Most Abused Principle in all of Science — Starts With A Bang! — Medium. Ethan Siegel, at his new home at Medium, takes … Continue reading The Most Abused Principle in all of Science — Starts With A Bang! — Medium
Ethan Siegel's blog, Starts With a Bang, is one of the best science astrophysics blogs on the web. Ask Ethan #12: How far is the distant Universe? – Starts With A Bang. In this post, he tackles an issue I often see a lot of confusion over, even from science reporters. When talking about extreme … Continue reading Ask Ethan #12: How far is the distant Universe? – Starts With A Bang