My post at Forbes, on the recent University of Iowa panel on Islam and Science. I’ll be posting video from the event soon.
In my 2005 biography of Georges Lemaître, I argued that Hubble’s Law should have been called Lemaître’s Law, as he derived the linear velocity-distance relation between galaxies two years before Hubble did. (That bastard.) Turns out, there was more going on behind the scenes at the time than people realized.
My post for this week is up at Forbes, discussing the work of UMass Dartmouth physicist Gaurav Khanna and his networking of gravity-simulating PS3s….
James Chastek has a good post on why Cosmic ‘Fine Tuning’ arguments are unsatisfactory: Fine tuning arguments play on one of the great blind-spots of modern thinkers- the muddling of logical and real possibility. The arguments can only swiftly reach a conclusion because we think we can go from imagining things happening in a different… Continue reading The Problem with Fine Tuning…
Looks like the level of cosmic rays is on the rise….