Can science prove the existence of God? (Synopsis)

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” –Winston Churchill There was a piece that ran over this weekend in the Wall Street Journal, claiming that the lack of evidence for extraterrestrial life is actually evidence pointing towards the existence of God. … Read moreCan science prove the existence of God? (Synopsis)

Mini-Movie Monday: Genesis Episode 3, The Galaxy (Synopsis)

“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” –Ralph W. Sockman After millennia looking up at the Milky Way overhead, it’s only recently that we discovered our galaxy had a spiral-like structure, and that the other spirals and ellipticals in the night sky are galaxies much like our own. But how did … Read moreMini-Movie Monday: Genesis Episode 3, The Galaxy (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: The Simplest Solution to Rising CO2 (Synopsis)

“I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life — whoever you are, whatever our differences.” –John Denver So why not lead by example? If you think there’s too much carbon in the atmosphere (because there is), if you think … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The Simplest Solution to Rising CO2 (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #41: From the dark struggle to cosmic Christmas lights

“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” -John Steinbeck Here we are: the final Comments of the Week of 2014 here at Starts With A … Read moreComments of the Week #41: From the dark struggle to cosmic Christmas lights

Fixing Occam’s Razor (Synopsis)

“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” –Amelia Barr All things being equal, the simplest explanation is usually the best. At least, that’s how Occam’s razor is most commonly phrased these days. Yet, when it comes to the headlines — whether it’s a “discovery” of dark matter or “evidence” for life on Mars … Read moreFixing Occam’s Razor (Synopsis)

Mini-Movie Monday: Genesis Episode 2, Our Solar System (Synopsis)

“When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system.” -Kalpana Chawla Two weeks ago, we released the first video in our web series: Genesis, the story of where all this comes from. The video was on Organic … Read moreMini-Movie Monday: Genesis Episode 2, Our Solar System (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: The Eclipse of a Lifetime is Coming (Synopsis)

“Astronomers are greatly disappointed when, having traveled halfway around the world to see an eclipse, clouds prevent a sight of it; and yet a sense of relief accompanies the disappointment.” –Simon Newcomb For most of us, news of a total solar eclipse — even though they happen (on average) once every three years — seems … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The Eclipse of a Lifetime is Coming (Synopsis)