Einstein's Relativity Nature of reality Time

At Big Think: How reality is shaped by the speed of light

Adam Frank writes: KEY TAKEAWAYS When you look at a picture of a galaxy that is 75 million light-years away, you are seeing that galaxy at a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.  Distance translates into time because the speed of light is finite.   What you perceive as “now” is really layer after layer of light Read More…

Earth's habitability Earth's magnetic field Intelligent Design

At Big Think: How Earth’s magnetic field bounced back just as complex life was emerging

“The insights gathered by [this research] offer a clearer picture of the dramatic events that once unfolded deep within our planet’s interior. They also provide new hints as to how Earth narrowly avoided a Mars-like fate, just as complex, multicellular life was beginning to emerge.”

Fine tuning Multiverse The God Hypothesis

At Big Think: Why the Multiverse is a “God-of-the-gaps” theory

Marcelo Gleiser writes: “The Multiverse has been proposed as an answer to the question, “Why does our Universe exist?” 
Its proponents believe the Multiverse can explain our origins without having to reference God. But the Multiverse is in no way falsifiable, and the arguments in its support are nearly identical to the arguments for God.”