Category Archives: Space science

Ideas that add up #178

Mankind’s duty to care for Creation, through which humans have evolved to reflect at least the faint image of their Creator, conflicts headlong with the current dominant idolatry of growthism and technological Gnosticism. The idea of duty to care for … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #171

“The idea behind our research is that, if an entire galaxy had been colonised by an advanced, spacefaring civilization, the energy produced by that civilisation’s technologies would be detectable in mid-infrared wavelengths – exactly the radiation that the Wise satellite … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #168

Questions like where did the oceans come from? The Earth was born in fire, and all its water was boiled off into space from its molten surface. Scientists have speculated that the water that fills our oceans was delivered at … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #112

Strictly speaking, according to Bostrom, the kind of machine-based intelligence that is heading humanity’s way wouldn’t wish its makers harm. But it would be so intent on its own goals that it could end up crushing mankind without a thought, … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #101

Ninety-seven-and-a-half per cent of the universe is invisible….everything science has been looking at over the past 350 years is no more than a minor contaminant of the universe, like the frosting of snow on a mountaintop Marcus Chown, New Humanist … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #95

I learned from last week’s issue of Nature that each of us has acquired a new line in our celestial address. We’re not just of Earth, or of the Solar System, but of Laniakea. Brent Tully and his colleagues at the University … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #58

Around us there is, in the Earth’s atmosphere, about 30 million million million molecules per cubic centimetre. So if you imagine a box that’s one centimetre on its side, you’d have 30 million million million molecules inside it, whereas out in … Continue reading

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