What do we expect of a space program? (Synopsis)

“This Administration has never really faced up to where we are going in space… As a result, NASA is both drifting and lobbying for bigger things — without being able to focus realistically on what it should be doing.” –White House staff assistant Clay Thomas Whitehead, February 1971 What should we be doing with respect to our … Read moreWhat do we expect of a space program? (Synopsis)

Mini-Movie Monday: Genesis Episode 4: Atoms (Synopsis)

“A physicist is just an atom’s way of looking at itself.” –Niels Bohr There’s a wonderful story that the Universe tells us about itself: the story of where everything in it came from, and how it came to be this way. From the perspective of a human being, there’s possibly no component of that as … Read moreMini-Movie Monday: Genesis Episode 4: Atoms (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #42: Choices, Science, God and the New Year

“Where are you going now, my love? Where will you be tomorrow? Will you bring me happiness? Will you bring me sorrow?” -Stephen Stills / Crosby, Stills & Nash We’ve made it! It’s the first Comments of the Week of the new year here at Starts With A Bang, and we’re doing our best to start it off … Read moreComments of the Week #42: Choices, Science, God and the New Year

Ask Ethan #69: Is our Universe escaping us? (Synopsis)

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? — it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” –Jack Kerouac But how do you say goodbye to a galaxy that will … Read moreAsk Ethan #69: Is our Universe escaping us? (Synopsis)