Atoms - there's not much to them in the first place, measures in something like picometres and consisting of a core of protons and / or neutrons with electron shells around it. but when you consider that atoms are about 99.9999999999996% empty space that makes you think. A hydrogen atom is about 99.9999999999996% empty space. Put another … Continue reading In Universe made up of Empty Space – What are we?
If you've read the title and thinking that I've got it the wrong way around or I've gone mad, I'm sorry it is the right way around and... well let's leave the madness thing. What this is about is Eisenstein's quote about the face that all matter is basically energy. Everything is energy and that's all there … Continue reading What’s the Energy with Matter?
Right now the human race has this big obsession with aliens. If they're out there where are they? Why don't they make contact? Are they ignoring us? Among this is the thinking that our radio signals from the past 100 years or so are showing a potential alien race where we are and so we … Continue reading Why can’t we hear the aliens?
Yesterday NASA completed a successful test of the abort system of the Orion spacecraft, this is just one headline in a whole list of announcements in space exploration. Whether it's Space X, NASA or Blue Origin someone, somewhere is heading back to the Moon with a view to getting to Mars. https://youtu.be/4rfsDMGplZU But why?Many say … Continue reading Space Travel – What good is it to the Human Race?
I've often portrayed this universe as so immense, humanity so small.Insignificant.So what's the point?If we're so small and the universe so big why do we struggle to achieve and create?Just remember... Solar Eclipse - No credit claimed on Image - Credit NASA Even a world as insignificant as the Moon can block out the mighty … Continue reading Even the Insignificant has Significance
The Pale Blue Dot represents a goal not just point of light. When man can look back and see that same pale blue dot with his own eyes, it's will be the first step in truly understanding the place of humanity in the universe.
This post is another one of my big thinking posts, a lot of it is about how my thinking around creation / religion and God had changed. Don't get me wrong here, there are no answers to this and it's likely I never will find the answers but generally I'm talking about observation of the … Continue reading Connected Universe -The possibilities of existence
"There are two possibilities, we are either alone in the universe or we are not. Both of these are equally terrifying." Arthur C Clarke. These words have resonated with me for some time and it's hard to find any human being that could to relate to this feeling. It's a quote that gives me the … Continue reading Are we alone in the Universe? A Time and Space Question
I've been on this Earth a little while now and if there's one thing I'm increasingly convinced that doesn't exist or is rare it's coincidences. The premise is that on your path in life many, many other paths cross yours in different ways and these are totally random events. But I'm not so sure. Do … Continue reading Coincidences – Is the Universe rarely so lazy?
I stumbled across this from Arthur C Clarke and it inspired me to share it: “Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, roughly a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth. Now this is … Continue reading Behind Every Man – Arthur C Clarke
So here we are and watch out I've been thinking again... Watch out world! How come is it (and this is getting worse as I get older) that I remember things in my head that I would swear are true or factual and yet when I look it up I've got it wrong? Is my … Continue reading Thought for Tuesday – My Brain is Drying up!
The concept of human colonising Mars isn't new - it's decades old and has been talked about since space travel started in the 1950's and 60's. Since the Moon landings the science community has viewed that travelling to Mars as being the next logical step in manned space exploration. The science and engineering behind this effort … Continue reading Humans on Mars – My view on the Logic and Insanity