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  • Cosmic uncertainty: Is the speed of light really constant?

    03/10/2017 3:40:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 03/01/2017 | Stuart Clark
    The speed of light in a vacuum is the ultimate cosmic speed limit. Just getting close to it causes problems: the weird distortions of Einstein’s relativity kick in, so time slows down, lengths go up, masses balloon and everything you thought was fixed changes. Only things that have no mass in the first place can reach light speed – photons of light being the classic example. Absolutely nothing can exceed this cosmic max.We have known about the special nature of light speed since an experiment by US physicists Albert Michelson and Edward Morley in the 1880s. They set two beams...
  • A Huge Cosmic Void Is Repelling Our Galaxy

    01/31/2017 4:57:42 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 65 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | 30 Jan, 2017 | Ross Pomeroy
    Today, in the journal Nature Astronomy, a team of researchers led by Hebrew University cosmologist Yehuda Hoffman has reported that they've found... nothing. To be clear, they've found something, but that something is essentially nothing. Specifically, Hoffman and his colleagues have spotted an immense, naked region of space which they predict to be largely devoid of galaxies. Since this region is relatively empty of matter, it is exerting a repelling effect on the Local Group of galaxies, which includes Andromeda, the Triangulum Galaxy, and our own Milky Way. The researchers made the discovery by visualizing the velocities of various galaxies...
  • World Famous Scientist: God Created the Universe

    06/09/2016 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 94 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jon Miltimore
    World Famous Scientist: God Created the Universe The final resolution could be that God is a mathematician. Michio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind.Kaku, the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, has published more than 70 articles in physics journals on topics such as supersymmetry, superstring theory, supergravity, and hadronic physics.His latest claim is likely to make waves in the world of science.I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence, Kaku says...
  • Maybe Life in the Cosmos Is Rare After All

    05/25/2016 6:59:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 84 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 23 May, 2016 | Paul Davies
    When I was a student in the 1960s almost all scientists believed we are alone in the universe. The search for intelligent life beyond Earth was ridiculed; one might as well have professed an interest in looking for fairies. The focus of skepticism concerned the origin of life, which was widely assumed to have been a chemical fluke of such incredibly low probability it would never have happened twice. The origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle, was the way Francis Crick described it, so many are the conditions which would have had to have...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson's Domestic Life

    09/05/2015 12:44:12 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 8 replies
    Well, ... Neil deGrasse Tyson's weaselly alibis when caught in domestic scraps are hilarious.
  • Earth's mineralogy unique in the cosmos

    08/27/2015 2:38:18 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 27 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/26/2015 | Carnegie Institution, Robert Hazen
    New research from a team led by Carnegie's Robert Hazen predicts that Earth has more than 1,500 undiscovered minerals and that the exact mineral diversity of our planet is unique and could not be duplicated anywhere in the cosmos. Minerals form from novel combinations of elements. These combinations can be facilitated by both geological activity, including volcanoes, plate tectonics, and water-rock interactions, and biological activity, such as chemical reactions with oxygen and organic material.
  • The Cross in the Cosmos A Meditation on a Teaching by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

    03/03/2015 8:39:45 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-03-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Cross in the Cosmos – A Meditation on a Teaching by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe Wisdom Tradition of the Scriptures emphasizes that God speaks and is discerned in things He has made. Scripture says, The heavens declare the glory of God, the firmament (stars) shows forth his handiwork (Psalm 19:1). Indeed, when God spoke His Word, creation came forth.And the Word that God spoke was the Logos, Jesus. Scripture says, Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made (Jn 1:3). It also says, For by Him all things were created, both in...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson slams GOP climate deniers: I thought as a nation we were above this

    03/24/2015 12:19:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    Salon ^ | March 24, 2015 | Lindsay Abrams
    Popular astrophysicist and anointed spokesperson for science Neil deGrasse Tyson is not impressed by the recent antics of Republican leaders, from Sen. Ted Cruzs directive that NASA stop focusing on Earth to Florida Gov. Rick Scotts reported ban on the term climate change. I dont know if our country has any precedent for emergent scientific truths to be debated on political grounds, he said during a live appearance in Sarasota, Florida, referring to the aforementioned censorship. Im astonished by that. Astonished and disappointed. I thought as a nation we were above this. Tyson, who is the director of the Hayden...
  • Why Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank You"

    10/23/2014 4:44:03 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 23, 2014 | David Klinghoffer
    Why Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank You" David Klinghoffer October 23, 2014 3:10 PM | Permalink Why Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank You" David Klinghoffer October 23, 2014 3:10 PM | Permalink From living in Manhattan as I once did, I remember many taxi rides listening to the popular news station 1010 WINS with its slogan, "You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world." And they did. The producers offered a picture in miniature not only of whatever they regarded as the top stories around the...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson (Sort of) Admits to Misquoting Bush, Agrees to (Someday) Apologize for It

    09/30/2014 7:18:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/30/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    After first denying the charge, famed scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson admitted, in a way, that he misquoted former President George W. Bush and will apologize for the mistake at some point in the future. The hoopla began with a series of articles by The Federalist, a one year old conservative news and opinion website. Wikipedia editors also became part of the controversy after they removed references to the misquotation from its website, and at least one of the editors also wants to remove The Federalist's Wikipedia entry. Tyson, host of Fox's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" and director of the Hayden...
  • McINNES: Universal Truth (Neil deGrasse Tyson)

    09/18/2014 4:45:08 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 9-17-2014 | Gavin McInnes
    Puffy pedant Neil deGrasse Tyson is enduring a meteor shower of criticism over his totally unscientific obsession with how stupid everyone is. Most notably, from The Federalist, which first published, Another Day, Another Quote Fabricated by Neil deGrasse Tyson and followed it up with, Did Neil deGrasse Tyson Just Try to Justify Blatant Quote Fabrication. Turns out, Neil is a complete d*****. I told ya so. I was first annoyed by his fans in the spring of this year. To hear Chris Hardwick slobber all over the guy and talk about his presence, youd think he was describing a deity....
  • Another Day, Another Quote Fabricated By Neil deGrasse Tyson (Habitual Fabricator Busted)

    09/16/2014 11:15:57 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 16, 2014 | Sean Davis
    Weve already established that a newspaper headline touted for years by Tyson likely doesnt exist. Weve also established that the exact quote he uses to bash members of Congress as being stupid also doesnt exist. And then we established that the details within one of Tysons favorite anecdotes a story of how he bravely confronted a judge about his mathematical illiteracy while serving on jury duty seem to change every time Tyson tells the story. In addition to those two highly questionable quotes and one highly questionable story, we now have another blatantly false quote peddled by Tyson....
  • 'Meteorite' Smashes Into Nicaraguan Capital

    09/07/2014 10:25:59 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-8-2014 | AF
    AFPASeptember 8, 2014 Managua (AFP) - A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite, officials said Sunday. Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.2 million people, the impact near the international airport did not cause any known injuries, but it did leave a crater measuring 12 meters (39 feet) across and was felt throughout the capital late on Saturday. Nicaraguan authorities believe it was a piece of the small asteroid dubbed "2014 RC," which passed very close to Earth on Sunday and was estimated by astronomers...
  • When Ideology Trumps Science: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos on Global Warming

    08/07/2014 5:48:05 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 23 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | August 6, 2014 | Jay W. Richards
    When Ideology Trumps Science: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos on Global Warming Jay W. Richards August 6, 2014 1:15 PM | Permalink I finally had a chance to watch the twelfth, penultimate episode of Cosmos, "The World Set Free." I was out of the country in June when it originally aired, but since there's no doubt the series is headed into the schools and remains relevant, I'll take this opportunity to comment. The episode stands out from most previous installments. Just when we've grown accustomed to circuitous narrative threads with obscure segues from one topic to the next, we get...
  • Cosmos Finale Takes One Last Shot - "Delusion that We Have Some Privileged Position in the Universe"

    06/11/2014 11:55:22 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 33 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | June 10, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    Cosmos Finale Takes One Last Shot at the "Delusion that We Have Some Privileged Position in the Universe" As David noted yesterday, the final episode of Cosmos aired Sunday night. It was a fitting end, in keeping with what we've seen already in the series. Much of it covered uncontroversial science, such as how cosmic rays were discovered, or why cosmology developed concepts like dark matter (to help explain why stars orbit so quickly at the edge of their galaxies) and dark energy (to help explain why the universe continues to expand despite all the matter it contains). Neil deGrasse...
  • Cosmos Scrubs Religion's Positive Influence from the History of the Scientific Revolution

    03/25/2014 8:03:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 61 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 25, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    Cosmos Scrubs Religion's Positive Influence from the History of the Scientific Revolution Casey Luskin March 25, 2014 5:45 AM | Permalink We live in interesting times. On the one hand, we're constantly assured that science and religion don't conflict. At the same time, we're told -- sometimes by the same people -- that religion hinders science. Perhaps this is to be expected. Materialists want to project a religion-friendly image because popular culture expects it, while at the same time they make arguments that they hope will ultimately erode religious belief. This requires a tricky balancing act, on vivid display in...
  • 'Cosmos' Recap: Halley's Comet History and 4 More Amazing Facts from Episode 3

    03/24/2014 9:36:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Space.com ^ | March 24, 2014 | Miriam Kramer
    The newest episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" dove into all things big and small including the history of modern science. Aired Sunday night (March 23), the third episode of the reboot of Carl Sagan's beloved TV show "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" explains how knowledge of the workings of gravity, comets and the solar system changed the way that humans look at the stars and science.
  • Sirius, UFO trickster extraordinaire

    03/23/2014 9:25:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Bob King on
    Familiar objects often mistaken for UFOs include bright stars, planets and satellites, but high if not highest on the list is Sirius in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. Sirius has attained UFO status for several good reasons: at magnitude -1.5 its the brightest star in the sky, it moves both slowly and rapidly and shoots out light of different colors. Because its bright, and for many of us, falls along an easy line of sight on March evenings, were bound to notice it. No star sparkles more intensely especially when hovering low in the sky.
  • Creationists go nuts over Cosmos, demand "equal time"

    03/23/2014 8:36:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | William Hamby
    You've probably heard that Cosmos, the new version starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, is causing waves because it's on FOX, and it actually talks about (gasp!) evolution. But this week, Christians upped the ante on crazy by demanding "equal time" for creationists. You know, because they need things to be "balanced." In his typically incisive style, deGrasse explained one reason why that's a silly idea. You dont talk about the spherical Earth with NASA, and then say lets give equal time to the flat Earthers..."
  • Commentary: Tyson's 'Cosmos' has not been impressive

    03/23/2014 8:26:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Bradenton Herald ^ | March 23, 2014 | Marty Clear
    ...Jonathan Sabin of Bradenton's Local Group of Deep Sky Observers has met Tyson, and said he's a "gigantic presence." "The guy is one of the most engaging people I've ever met," Sabin said. "He walks in and he just owns the room." On "Cosmos," though, Tyson comes off as a stiff, even bland. He's reading someone else's words -- specifically, those of Ann Druyan, Sagan's widow and the co-writer of the original "Cosmos" -- and so far it's not working...