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by David Sims YOU GET THE right number for the age of the universe if the Hubble constant is 71 km/sec/Mpc. If that’s the case, then whatever we see in the universe that is observed to have a distance greater than 7.81054e+9 light years has moved, in the time that the light was enroute to us, to a point…
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by David Sims THE QUESTION was asked: “The vacuum state contains fleeting electromagnetic waves and particles that pop into and out of existence. Atheists, something from nothing? Better than magic? Isn’t a consciousness (God) who created the universe is an even better explanation…
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by David Sims THIS contiguous region of spacetime, the universe, appeared from vacuum energy about 13.7 billion years ago. The solar nebula condensed into a central star and a planetary system about 5 billion years ago. Earth’s Life includes cellular organisms, viruses, and viroids. Biogenesis…
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IN A DISCOVERY that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe. (ILLUSTRATION: This artist’s impression…
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by David Sims OUR UNIVERSE is one of many. Indeed, there’s probably an infinity of universes, each of which (or most of which) are completely isolated from all of the others. I can’t prove that that’s so. But it seems, to me, to be the explanation that is most likely, arising naturally…
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As we head for a Third World America and Europe, how much longer will scientific advances continue? OVER THE last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe. (ILLUSTRATION: Gravitational lensing and space warping are visible…
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UPDATED: Scientists Did Not “Break the Speed of Light” Two possible explanations are that 1) neutrinos may fall under the general rubric of the very small obeying a different set of rules than the rest of reality because of the granular nature of spacetime at ultra-small dimensions;
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Selections from Hitler’s Table Talk I THINK THE MAN who contemplates the universe with his eyes wide open is the man with the greatest amount of natural piety: not in the religious sense, but in the sense of an intimate harmony with things. At the end of the last century the progress of science…
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by David Sims A CHRISTIAN smartypants posted a YouTube video to challenge atheists with the question “Where did the universe come from, and why?” It is a good question. Until the 20th century, no atheist could have answered it, except with a characteristically honest “I don’t…
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