- martenvandijk: To what extent do the data represent reality. Apparently not fully given...
- James Goetz: Sean said: But the early universe is a real puzzle. Is it puzzling enough,...
- Bee: Hi Sean, Thanks for the link. I’m not sure about the real=fundamental...
- Keith: This is a spot on review. Despite the apt criticisms, however, I do believe...
- Brett: I should be more precise and say: I believe that because it is fundamental does...
- Brett: Because it is fundamental does not mean that it can not also be emergent and...
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Completing an action-packed trilogy that began with quantum mechanics and picked up speed with the Higgs boson, here I am talking with Brady Haran of Sixty Symbols about the arrow of time. If you’d like something more in-depth, I can … Continue reading
Modern experimental particle physics is a high-budget, long-time-scale operation, which requires a great deal of planning. Fortunately there is a process in place, dubbed Snowmass after the scenic location in Colorado where meetings were traditionally held. (Funding agencies subsequently decided … Continue reading
Edwin Hubble never really liked the word “galaxy.” He was the one, of course, who was most responsible for making the word an important one, by showing that (at least some of) the fuzzy patches in the sky called “nebulae” … Continue reading
A couple of years ago at the Setting Time Aright conference, I sat down for an interview with Robert Kuhn, who has a program called Closer to Truth. Time passed, as it will, and I never knew what happened to … Continue reading
Do a physics experiment. Now take that experiment, change all the particles to antiparticles, and reflect the entire apparatus around some fixed plane. If you get an equivalent result, we say that the experiment preserves charge/parity symmetry, or CP for … Continue reading
Arrgh, I have really wanted to hop back on the blogging bandwagon, but this travel/work reality has made it tough. Next week, though, I plan to be blogging like a banshee. If banshees could blog. And if, when they did … Continue reading
Hey, did you hear that Planck released its results today? The universe remains preposterous, if still pretty awesome. And it might be lopsided, which is intriguing. Planck says that dark matter makes up 26% of the universe, while the best-fit … Continue reading
The Planck satellite, a European cosmic microwave background observatory, was launched in 2009 and is finally ready to release its first set of cosmology results. (It has already released findings on galaxies and dust and so forth — what early-universe … Continue reading
Longtime readers know that I’m fascinated by the possibility that dark matter is “interesting.” Of course dark matter is by its very nature interesting, but I’m referring to the idea that the dark matter isn’t simply a single neutral particle … Continue reading
The relationship between science and morality popped up again on some of the blogs I regularly read, but real life getting in the way has prevented me from responding until now. Here’s Michael Shermer, Eric MacDonald, Massimo Pigliucci, and Jerry … Continue reading