Comments of the Week #54: from black holes to the astounding

“The simple fact of existence, of being aware that you are aware; this to me is the most astounding fact.” -William Hurt It’s amazing how quickly a week can go by, yet equally amazing how much a week can contain. First the first time since we’ve begun having contributor posts here at Starts With A Bang, … Read moreComments of the Week #54: from black holes to the astounding

Ask Ethan #82: Why are the planets all in the same plane? (Synopsis)

“Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” –Vaclav Havel When you take a look at the planets in our Solar System, one of the most striking features about them is that they all orbit in almost exactly the … Read moreAsk Ethan #82: Why are the planets all in the same plane? (Synopsis)

Throwback Thursday: The Most Astounding Fact About The Universe (Synopsis)

“Is no one inspired by our present picture of the Universe? This value of science remains unsung by singers, you are reduced to hearing not a song or poem, but an evening lecture about it. This is not yet a scientific age.” –Richard Feynman There are many scientific facts that are simply remarkable when it comes … Read moreThrowback Thursday: The Most Astounding Fact About The Universe (Synopsis)

Battle of the Nobel Laureates (Synopsis)

When it comes to the very nature of quantum mechanics — about the inherent uncertainty and indeterminism to reality — it’s one of the most difficult things to accept. Perhaps, you imagine, there’s some underlying cause, some hidden reality beneath what’s visible that actually is deterministic. After all, a cat can’t simultaneously be dead and alive until … Read moreBattle of the Nobel Laureates (Synopsis)