Tagged: big bang

Micro to Macro - Micro to Macro

Ryan Ridden Jan 13, 2016

In our universe the incredibly tiny and the absolutely enormous are intertwined. In our everyday life there appears to be a clear distinction between the microscopic and macroscopic worlds, however, in many ways this is an illusion. We can begin to see how the two worlds connect by looking at the fundamental rules of the universe, as uncovered by physics … Read More

Fine-tuning fallacies - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 10, 2011

In Fiddling with “fine-tuning” I discussed the way theologians and philosophers of religion have used claims of fine-tuning of the cosmological constant erroneously. That they have taken the fact that the value of the measured cosmological constant is 120 orders of … Continue reading → … Read More

A physicist comments on science and morality - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 30, 2010

Another video from the Great debate “Can Science tell us Right from Wrong?” (See Telling right from wrong? for more details of this debate and workshop). This time a physicist, Lawrence Krauss. He is always a stimulating speaker. He starts … Continue reading → … Read More

Planck telescope's first full-sky image of the universe - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jul 06, 2010

A brief post, this, simply to alert everyone to this absolutely stunning image. The European Space Agency has a telescope called Planck.  This marvellous technological beastie was sent about a million miles into space in August last year and proceeded to take the next ten months or so scanning the sky. Read More