Some recent posts: My review of the film, Spotlight, about the Boston Globe’s investigation of the clerical abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. My Forbes post on Canadian researcher Timothy Kieffer and his lab’s breakthrough on a stem cell therapy for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. And my plug for the History Channel’s Einstein… Continue reading Catch Up for Thanksgiving, 2015.
Over at Forbes, my review of Something Other than God.
Almost 20 years before the late Fred Hoyle and his colleagues devised the Steady State Theory, it turns out that Albert Einstein toyed with a similar idea: that the universe was eternal, expanding outward with a consistent input of spontaneously generating matter. But, of course, it’s more complicated than that. Continued here….
It seems like Stephen Hawking has become his own brand these days. For example, my daughter loves to play with the new iPad app: Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe. It’s a neat tool for helping kids visualize relativity. And while I don’t think there’s anything wrong with branding, it does tend to reinforce the suspicion… Continue reading Stephen Hawking: Time to Discard the Event Horizon
In yet a further irony of history, we find: Hitler also had a penchant for the Saxon novelist Karl May’s Wild West adventure stories, which he had reissued in a special field edition for German soldiers at the front and later recommended to his military commanders as manuals of strategy. (Don’t blame the innocent May,… Continue reading Hitler and Einstein and Westerns….