Artificial Intelligence Discovers Kepler Planet! The use of AI to find potential habitable planets is an exciting development. Although admittedly, also another blow to the ego of the human brain. This news potentially marks a whole new stage of space exploration. Maybe, even finding a world close enough for us to visit. The current discovery [...]
If science struggles to fully explain only 15% of the matter that surrounds us, all of us should maybe humble ourselves and open up to bigger possibilities.
Does chance exist in our reality? Do we live in an indeterminate universe? Two different questions, but closely related. The first asks whether anything is truly random. The second incorporates the first but also asks whether we can actively change how the future plays out. Is there room in our universe for free will? You [...]
Bubble Universes, Multi-universes, D-Branes, and others - there are no shortage of theories about how our universe is structured. Like most economic forecasts, they are probably all wrong (sorry, my inner financial analyst couldn't resist). This is no slam of the great minds of our time, it is simply a reflection of how little we [...]
The 'Two into One' theme in Evolved extends from particle physics, through the reality surrounding us, up to cosmology.
What is time? If the image of a clock appears in your mind, reconsider. It is something we take as fundamental to our existence, a plug in a physics formula, a tool by which to schedule our day. But tell me, what IS time? Does it change? Has it always been around? Even before the [...]
It didn’t take long after I started writing that I figured out if I was going to set the story in the distant future, I needed to understand some of the theories about the universe. After reading many books on bubble universes, multi-universes, and string theory, I found Dr. Randall’s theories most satisfying. Her book, [...]
Over the summer I plan to go through my sources of inspiration for Evolved. This is partly for my own benefit as I refresh my understanding of various theories. It is also to recognize the brilliant minds that have transformed my life over the past few years. Finally, it will help you understand the road [...]
Image courtesy of njaj at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Ever start down a path and find yourself emerge somewhere completely different from what you expected? You were lost but did not even know it, happily following the next bread crumb tantalizing you along the path. Unexpectedly you pop out of the wilderness into some Alice in [...]