What’s the Most Fundamental Thing in the Universe?

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” –Galileo Galilei Geez, Ethan, why don’t you take on a bigger question? This question of “fundamental things” has a special meaning to scientists and natural philosophers, going all … Read moreWhat’s the Most Fundamental Thing in the Universe?

How lucky would Kepler have to be to see us?

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” –Helen Keller If you’ve been paying attention, you heard that the Kepler mission, earlier this week, announced the discovery of 706 candidate planets orbiting stars in its field of view. And … Read moreHow lucky would Kepler have to be to see us?