Archives for February 9, 2012

“The phenomena of nature, especially those that fall under the inspection of the astronomer, are to be viewed, not only with the usual attention to facts as they occur, but with the eye of reason and experience.” -William Herschel We live in the most plentiful of scientific times, where the full extent of both our…

The Big Bang for Beginners

“It took less than an hour to make the atoms, a few hundred million years to make the stars and planets, but five billion years to make man!” -George Gamow Let’s pretend that, for all of our history on Earth, we had never once bothered to look up with any instruments beyond what our own…