I know you normally look forward to the weekend as a chance for our comments of the week, but I see that a great many of you have been commenting/posting and have been encountering problems. Specifically, the problem that the system appears to eat your comments. The time I would normally spend writing our Comments … Read moreThe System Is… Having Problems
“As I was going up the stair I met a man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today. I wish, I wish he’d stay away.” -Hughes Mearns Although every week at Starts With A Bang is special, there’s something extra special brewing here. Sure, we’ve got the “normal stuff” of the articles we’ve written: Do galaxies die? (for Ask … Read moreComments of the Week #83: From galaxy death to the stability of matter
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace.” -Milan Kundera Many of you have been along on this journey with me for years … Read moreEverything is different now (Synopsis)
“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” -G.K. Chesterton It’s been a very busy week here at Starts With A Bang! You may have noticed that our blog’s main page has a new layout, some of you who follow me on social media may have noticed … Read moreComments of the Week #25: Black Holes, Dark Matter and Next-Gen Physics
“Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves…” –William Shakespeare It isn’t every day that I pause to make an announcement, but it also isn’t every day that I have news quite like this! Thanks to the new Starts With A Bang digs over … Read moreA Warm Welcome to our New Writers! (Synopsis)
“Both the solutions must be rejected, and as these are the only statical solutions of the equations… the true solution represented in nature must be a dynamical solution.” -Willem de Sitter First off, welcome, everyone! As you well know, the main Starts With A Bang blog has moved to Medium, something that’s received mixed reviews from … Read moreDid it all start with a bang? (Synopsis)
“Actually, I wasn’t happy or sad. I was medium. And medium is the happiest that I’ll ever be.” –Axe Cop It’s been an amazing journey over the years, sharing the joys and wonders of the Universe with you. From the smallest subatomic particles, the most fundamental interactions and the shortest timescales imaginable to the stars, galaxies, … Read moreA New Adventure for a New Year!
“I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won’t contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That’s what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act.” –Orson Welles It’s like that for … Read moreWeekend Diversion: We Have A Suggestion Box!
“History is full of people who out of fear, or ignorance, or lust for power has destroyed knowledge of immeasurable value which truly belongs to us all. We must not let it happen again.” –Carl Sagan From the streets and people of our hometown to the nations, planets, stars and galaxies (and beyond) of our … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Celebrate the Universe ― and Carl Sagan ― with me!
“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” –Rudyard Kipling You might not believe it, but when I was a kid, I hated writing. Absolutely hated it. And it wasn’t because I didn’t have anything to write, or because I didn’t enjoy communicating my thoughts, or because I didn’t like … Read moreWeekend Diversion: A Story To Tell