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Ruse, first causes, and Kantian antinomies

February 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Coyne blog on Ruse It seems that Ruse can’t quite get his argument tuned to what he is feeling about the New Atheists. This kind of ‘something is wrong with Dawkins’ atheism pitch’ feeling has hit a lot of people. But Ruse can’t quite figure out how to proceed. I can’t really help since, while […]

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Tags: cosmology · Kant · Science & Religion

Jurassic Space

February 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Jurassic Space: Ancient Galaxies Come Together After Billions of Years ScienceDaily (Feb. 20, 2010) — Imagine finding a living dinosaur in your backyard. Astronomers have found the astronomical equivalent of prehistoric life in our intergalactic backyard: a group of small, ancient galaxies that has waited 10 billion years to come together. These “late bloomers” are […]

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Tags: cosmology · Evolution

ET: Anybody Home?

February 19th, 2010 · No Comments

ET: Anybody Home?

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Tags: cosmology · Evolution

Scientists Briefly Break a Law of Nature

February 16th, 2010 · No Comments

In Brookhaven Collider, Scientists Briefly Break a Law of Nature by Dennis Overbye – NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/16/science/16quark.html?ref=science from dawkins site Physicists said Monday that they had whacked a tiny region of space with enough energy to briefly distort the laws of physics, providing the first laboratory demonstration of the kind of process that scientists suspect […]

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Tags: cosmology · physics

Giant hologram

February 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Our world may be a giant hologram by Marcus Chown – NewScientist http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126911.300-our-world-may-be-a-giant-hologram.html?full=true

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Tags: cosmology

Fine-tuning vs theological design

February 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Is Victor Stenger Right about Fine-Tuning? The issue of fine-tuning has been falsely theologized, and the result is the failure to see that the question of the emergence, given such fine-tuning and assuming it is real, of life is part of the cosmological emergence of the universe itself. The obsession over the design argument threatens […]

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Tags: cosmology · Evolution

Will robots colonise the stars?

February 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Will robots colonise the stars? February 2010 Cambridge University’s Professor Stephen Hawking postulates in his ‘Life in the Universe’ lecture ( http://hawking.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65) that human beings have entered a new stage of evolution. He also believes that life on earth is at the ever increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster such as global […]

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Tags: cosmology · Evolution

IMAX – Hubble 3D

January 14th, 2010 · No Comments

IMAX – Hubble 3D from dawkins site http://www.apple.com/trailers/imax/hubble3d/ http://www.imax.com/hubble/

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Tags: cosmology

Earth-like exoplanet

January 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Most Earth-Like Exoplanet Ever Found Started out as a Gas Giant

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Tags: cosmology

First earth-like planet

January 7th, 2010 · No Comments

First Earth-Like Planet Spotted Outside Solar System Likely a Volcanic WastelandScienceDaily (Jan. 7, 2010) — When scientists confirmed in October that they had detected the first rocky planet outside our solar system, it advanced the longtime quest to find an Earth-like planet hospitable to life.

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Tags: cosmology · General

The inverted creationism of physicists/cosmologists

November 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Man vs God Darwin made it clear once again that—as Maimonides, Avicenna, Aquinas and Eckhart had already pointed out—we cannot regard God simply as a divine personality, who single-handedly created the world. This could direct our attention away from the idols of certainty and back to the “God beyond God.” The best theology is a […]

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Tags: cosmology · Evolution · Kant · physics