Tag Archives: Ethan Siegel

Einstein, Schrodinger, and the reluctance to give up hard determinism

Ethan Siegel on his Starts With a Bang blog has an interesting review of Paul Halpern’s new book on Einstein and Schrodinger, and their refusal to allow the implications of quantum physics to dissuade them from idea that the universe … Continue reading

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The theoretical preference for a timeless and eternal reality

Ethan Siegel has an excellent post up contemplating the various models of the timeline of the universe. It’s only human to ask the most fundamental of all questions: where did all this come from? And we like to think we … Continue reading

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Global Warming for Beginners — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

Ethan Siegel on global warming.  If you are still a skeptic about global warming, please consider taking a few minutes to learn about it. If you had never heard of global warming before, how would you figure out whether it’s happening? … Continue reading

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What is Color? — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

This article is Ethan Siegel’s response to Alan Alda’s challenge to explain color in 300 words of less.  He meets that challenge, albeit with a lot of visual aids. It’s one of our most common experiences, and we all know … Continue reading

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The faster interstellar travel is, the further away intelligent aliens are

Ethan Siegel has an excellent post up exploring the possibility of extraterrestrial civilizations. With hundreds of billions of stars (visible, above, in infrared wavelengths) in our galaxy alone, and literally trillions of planets around them, we have many, many chances … Continue reading

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Ask Ethan #20: Is the Mars One crew doomed? – Starts With A Bang

What Mars One is counting on is that they can safely land a heavier payload than ever before, that they can do it more precisely than ever before (as in, within just a few hundred meters of previous successful landings), … Continue reading

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The Most Abused Principle in all of Science — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

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 — … Continue reading

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