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Sunspot Group AR 1520 on July 15th, 2012. via infinity-imagined

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At the local viewing of the transit of Venus, I asked an astronomer named Lisa how people noticed a planet going in front of the Sun in the first place. (Surely they weren’t just staring at the sun all day?) … Continue reading

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Lawrence Krauss, author of A Universe from Nothing lecturing on cosmology. Don’t really agree with or like his monolithic straw-man representation of “religion” versus “science” at minute 6. “Religion pretends to know all the answers” . Sub-i, sub-j, larry. There are many … Continue reading

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If you put your hand up in the night, away from L.A., and look at a dark spot of the sky the size of a dime—with a large enough telescope, you could see 100,000 galaxies there. Stars explode once every … Continue reading

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Without science, explaining why there is something rather than nothing requires explaining every leaf, rock, beetle and star. Cosmology and evolutionary theory pare the explanation requirement down … we might have to explain only a physical law or three, and … Continue reading

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Today’s Higgs Results

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/9player.swf?revision=10344_10570 Astronomy, cosmology, older & newer scientific theories Lord Kelvin thought the sun was powered by gravity — squeezing itself and generating heat in the process, which was expelled In Darwin’s time the geological evidence made things look older than … Continue reading

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