Questions / Suggestions

"I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won't contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That's what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act." -Orson Welles

It's like that for all forms of storytelling, including the science I write about here. Some of the best conversations happen not because I know something amazing that I want to share with you, but because there's something you want to know about, and I know something that can help you get to where you want to be. But since the platform migration that happened last year, there hasn't been an easy way to do it, and yet I would, as Meaghan Smith would sing,

If You Asked Me.

So, do you have questions? Do you have suggestions?


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Well, let's make it easy; I've set up a new email account just for these contacts: startswithabang at gmail dot com. (If you can't figure it out, you don't deserve to have your question answered!)

That's right, it's the first-ever officially Ethan-approved way to contact me directly, even anonymously (or pseudonymously) as you like. The only catch is that anything you send me may be used by me, on this blog, as I like, as a prompt for however I may respond. And I caution you in advance, that may involve a little bit of...

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Our form that we had here previously broke some time ago, so email is the way to go!

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Do you know or care to find out if there are really such things as good luck and bad luck according to science?
What you personally think and believe?
I cannot offer any proof I know but I personally believe they are real.

Hubble said redshift is an "unknown principle of nature".
Other Physcists are arrogant,
"it's not what you don't, it's what you know that's not so!"

Hubble's Constant is H=c/R=1/T=v/d.
T is the age of the universe T=R/c=d/v.
When Physcists measure d and v, they know
that the d is large distance and the v is redshifted!
What they don't know is that the d/v=T the age of the Universe!
H=v/d=1/T or v=Hd!
The size of the universe is R=cT=c/H.

I accept H=62km/s/Mpc=2/Xs thus R=150GPm!
T=.5Xs=500MGs=15.844Gyears. I think 13.8Gyears
Is too short age of Universe. The Universe is about

Suggestion: Extend "recent comments" on your blog to at least 48 hours, so we can reference ongoing dialogues in which we have recently been engaged. Also, the "notify me" function has quit working for me since I unsubscribed (thinking I was banned) and then re-subscribed.
Finally, please distinguish between theories with supporting evidence and fiction or unverified speculative theory in your blog, i.e., quit stating as facts concepts/ theories which in fact are not. (Examples: Curved spacetime, as an actual entity, time dilation (time as an entity) length contraction (shrinking objects and distances... depending on variations in observational frames, cosmic origin (everything out of nothing), etc.

By Michael Mooney (not verified) on 30 Sep 2017 #permalink

ed:(last line) ... frames) End ( ). It makes different sense. My bad punctuation.

By Michael Mooney (not verified) on 30 Sep 2017 #permalink

I got screamed at years ago in a physics class at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle by the professor and he gave me a "D" and said I had been in the library reading Einstein's Theory of Relativity. I was 16 years old. Well, I hadn't, but after class I made it a point to go to the library and investigate why the professor was so mad. I just asked "Where did the matter come from that was used in the Big Bang?" He said they were researching it. So have I, through metaphysics. Anyway, your answer about photons is that they came from particles and back to the inflation of "dark energy". Now I want you to explain to me "Where did the dark energy come from?" Please tell me that! I really want to know. I am a nobody, with no career and the underdog of the world in the least desirable least enviable body- a non-white poor female, but with a very active inquisitive mind. Where did the dark energy come from? Tell me that. I want to ultimately know how "energy" came into being. If you don't know, would you like some help thinking about it. I'm very creative, artistic and visual. And on the final note, the physicists in Cern with that Haldron Collider are playing with fire that they cannot control. I wish they'd stop it. Dancing the pralaya dance of destruction of Lord Shiva and working with artists, not funny! Someone on the scientific team supposedly disappeared and there are complaints of strange energy forms appearing nearby harassing people. Is this true?

By Doriel Mackay (not verified) on 26 Oct 2017 #permalink