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 →
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 →
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. But why? Many say… Continue Reading →
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 →
“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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
The world now seems different that you’re not here. You had some funny ways, but that made you you. You were always happy, laughing, tough in a way but kind. But now you’re gone. The world won’t be the same. Goodbye Norm. See ya later I hope.
Just to make sure that everyone reading this starts at the same point, Adam and Eve were supposed to have been about 900 years old when they died. During a quiet time this got me thinking – how can humans, even the humans that were meant to have walked this Earth first possibly live to… Continue Reading →
My mind is getting a bit fried right now. Maybe it’s to do with this time of year, but I’ve been thinking about time dilation, black holes and that kind of thing. This has all come about from the film Interstellar where a group of astronauts try to find a new home for the human… Continue Reading →
I saw this on my Pocket feed and I had to share it! via 3 Important Life Skills Nobody Ever Taught You Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on material
I love these kinds of details – it makes you realise how small we all are and the problems that surround us. via NASA — 7 Facts That Will Make You Feel Very Small Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on images of materials
Thoughts reflect in the mirror smooth glass like the sky above. The moon stares at me from beneath as if looking up into my soul. There are no answers to be found in the reflections, only what is shown. The answers lie in my mind and not outside. I will only discover them on my… Continue Reading →
Whatever happens today or any other day – remember that whatever we do here the Earth keeps spinning. Round the sun, spinning on it’s axis, days come and go years pass and the Earth keeps spinning. Life is so short – the Earth in comparison is eternal it was here when we were born… Continue Reading →
I had an amazing comment from my friend Roger of heroicallybadwriters on my post Perspectives in life he said: Remember Things to Come 1936 film: “But for Man, no rest and no ending. He must go on, conquest beyond conquest. First this little planet with its winds and ways, and then all the laws of mind and matter that… Continue Reading →
What power you command Earth, your smallest ripple could crush us in an instant. What seems to us as immeasurable force is merely a touch for you. How foolish are we to think we can harness your rage. We live here because you allow us, not because our feeble skills and creations make us safe…. Continue Reading →
The time is fast approaching of the UK’s referendum on EU membership. The 23rd of June 2016 marks the day when finally, after numerous successive prime ministers have failed to deliver their promises that they let us have our say on whether or not we stay in the EU. So – what do I think?… Continue Reading →
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