Archives for July, 2010

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” -Galileo Galilei Geez, Ethan, why don’t you take on a bigger question? This question of “fundamental things” has a special meaning to scientists and natural philosophers, going all…

Yo ho! It’s hot, the sun is not a place where we could live. But here on earth there’d be no life without the light it gives. We need its light. We need its heat. We need its energy. Without the sun without a doubt there’d be no you and me. -They Might Be Giants…

Weekend Diversion: Two Great Covers!

“We want our sound to go into the soul of the audience, and see if it can awaken some little thing in their minds… ‘Cause there are so many sleeping people.” -Jimi Hendrix One of the greatest challenges in music is to take a great original song and cover it, adding your own twist or…

“I admitted, that the world had existed millions of years. I am astonished at the ignorance of the masses on these subjects. Hugh Miller has it right when he says that ‘the battle of evidences must now be fought on the field of the natural sciences.’” -James A. Garfield, future U.S. President, in 1859 You…

New National Space Policy for the USA!

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” -Mark Victor Hansen…

Looking at the Universe with PLANCK

“To exist in this vast universe for a speck of time is the great gift of life. Our tiny sliver of time is our gift of life. It is our only life. The universe will go on, indifferent to our brief existence, but while we are here we touch not just part of that vastness,…

“Any red-blooded, flag-fearing American would love the M-320. Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it.” -The Simpsons There are many things that your life has to offer as far as fun goes, and it’s different for each person. For me, music is a huge part of it. Here’s…

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” -Neils Bohr As many of you know, the Big Bang is one of the most powerful scientific theories we have. It’s also one of the most unsettling. The idea that our entire Universe — filled with practically a trillion galaxies — is only three times…

“I have given them the last rites, now you do what you will. You are stronger than us, but soon I think they be stronger than you.” -Dawn of the Dead Here at Starts With a Bang, one of the things I’m passionate about is putting forth all sorts of different pieces of evidence for…