Comments of the Week #40: From dark matter searches to the winter solstice

“I’m a man! I’m forty!” -Mike Gundy ‘Twas the weekend before Christmas at Starts With A Bang, and the comments you left ranged from “hooray” to “dang!” There’s much that you like and a bit you abhor, but some things require explaining some more. This past week saw seven posts, crafted with care: Did we just find … Read moreComments of the Week #40: From dark matter searches to the winter solstice

Ask Ethan #67: Dark Matter vs. Dark Energy (Synopsis)

“We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship.” –James Harvey Robinson The Universe seems to be full of contradictions. On one hand, everywhere we look — in all directions and at all locations — … Read moreAsk Ethan #67: Dark Matter vs. Dark Energy (Synopsis)

Throwback Thursday: Top 6 facts about the solstice (Synopsis)

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” –Albert Camus This Sunday marks the Winter Solstice: the darkest, longest evening of the year for all the Earth’s northern hemisphere denizens. Sure, you probably know all about Earth’s axial tilt and how the southern hemisphere experiences the summer … Read moreThrowback Thursday: Top 6 facts about the solstice (Synopsis)

Does the Scientific Method need Revision? (Synopsis)

We all have our own interpretation of what “the scientific method” is, but there’s always at least one thing that they all have in common: the ultimate arbiter of whether a theory or idea is valid depends on the evidence that comes back from physically observable phenomena. But not everyone necessarily agrees with this in the way … Read moreDoes the Scientific Method need Revision? (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: 25th anniversary of Wendy’s training music videos (Synopsis)

“If there are things you don’t like in the world you grew up in, make your own life different.” –Dave Thomas That’s great advice, and is the same advice that the iconic Grandmaster Flash not only pushed in his legendary song, The Message, but also lived. The music style he helped developed had a tremendous impact … Read moreWeekend Diversion: 25th anniversary of Wendy’s training music videos (Synopsis)