Remember that recent discovery of the primordial B-mode polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) by BICEP2 a couple weeks back? Remember how it helped to verify both Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and the inflationary model of the universe’s expansion after the Big Bang? No? Maybe? Isn’t the Big Bang Theory a TV show?
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A2 + B2 = C2 and E = mc2 and these = more than you think. So is the premise behind In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations that Changed the World, which aims to bring the mystifying world of mathematics into the world the knowns.
This last week, Bill Nye’s creationism comments for Big Think (see video above) drew some attention and criticism. Nye says that adults who want to live as creationists can do so, but it is “untenable” and “self-inconsistent” with everything we know about universe. The insistence upon creationism holds everybody back, he notes, and so he
One of my favorite subscriptions on YouTube is MinutePhysics. Each video is an infusion of physics and short bursts of animation; it’s entertaining. Interested in learning about Einstein, neutrinos, or the Higgs Boson, but don’t have the time to do a lot of reading, this is one subscription you never want to miss. Below
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss Free Press, 2011 224 pages (Kindle Ed.) Available Amazon Powells Lawrence Krauss’s A Universe from Nothing is long overdue for The Discarded Image. After all, the question of why there is something rather than nothing is at the heart