Tag Archives: Science

A stellar perspective

While I think you should , I’m sure not everyone makes a daily visit to NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) site. Today’s APOD picture is actually a clever video by a guy who goes by Morn1415. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Where are the aliens? Fermi Paradox update

I posted on this topic before. This updates that with some new information and links to some interesting, new articles. There are a lot of people in the world who, like me, are fascinated with this topic. Although no one … Continue reading

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The most exciting words in science

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’, but ‘That’s funny…’ –Isaac Asimov Seems true for science and all my life. So many of the most interesting and best things … Continue reading

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A thought experiment

Here’s an experiment that we can’t actually do and might well never have the technology for. Fortunately, that’s not important for the thought experiment, though. The experiment is closely related to the immediately prior post. In there I wrote “…assemble … Continue reading

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Thinking about books

I ran across an interesting, but old, set of discussions about the most important invention of the last 2000 years. It included a lot of good, interesting answers. My first thought was the steam engine, but after reading one of … Continue reading

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The “Fermi Paradox” is fascinating

The Fermi Paradox asks the question, “if we humans aren’t unique as an intelligent beings, then why haven’t we seen them or heard from them?” This is an issue I’ve pondered for most of my life. I started wondering about … Continue reading

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ET and UFOs

Based on a couple of these posts, someone asked me, “Since you believe in ET, do you believe in UFOs?” Maybe it shouldn’t bother me, but questions like that aren’t ones I like. To start with, I don’t really like … Continue reading

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Gods of the aliens?

I was tempted to summarize & discuss the content of the ‘Closer to Truth’ episode but you can watch it yourself, so I’m going to skip that. What I found surprising was the consistent assertion that proof of intelligent aliens … Continue reading

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Are we alone in the universe?

One of the ‘Closer to Truth’ programs got me to thinking about a favorite topic: E.T. In the next couple posts I’ll share a few thoughts on that. Are we unique? What we’ve learned about the universe over the last … Continue reading

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Manned space exploration — my impatient wait.

As I child of the ‘60s I grew up on a diet of space program firsts. After the first moon landing in 1969, like most of my generation, I was sure that we’d have a permanent base on the moon … Continue reading

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