Phil Corbluth

Philosopher. Writer. Artist. GeekDad. Joyful Benefactor.


Anthropic Principle

Doomsday Clock Moved Forward After Trump Becomes President

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock forward by a half of one minute, only days after Donald Trump became President of the United States of America.

Doomsday Clock Still at 3 Minutes to Midnight: Excerpt from Noam Chomsky Essay

In his new book Who rules the World?  Noam Chomsky talks about The Doomsday Clock, nuclear weapons, climate change and the prospects of survival for the human species.

Galactic Ghosts

In the coming decades, our ability to find and catalogue exoplanets within our own galaxy will improve exponentially and although direct observation may well be impossible, we will be able to measure the exact composition of a distant planet’s atmosphere… Continue Reading →

There’s no Heaven or Hell – But, Don’t Worry

Imagine standing in the most beautiful garden you’ve ever seen. The sun is shining, the grass is lush. To your left are rolling hills that become the feet of great mountains. To your right just through the foliage the gentle… Continue Reading →

Change for the Better…

Our understanding of the Universe does not change through discovery. Our discoveries change the fabric of the Universe itself – inventing it as we go. – Your Joyful Benefactor

If This is the Best of all Possible Worlds are we the Best of all Possible Organisms?

When I was a kid I had an astronomy book with some rather vivid illustrations that depicted intelligent life on other worlds. There was a very tall skinny alien who lived on a small planet that had a lower gravity… Continue Reading →

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