In an excellent interview with the Daily Grail, author Alan Moore talks about the spirits of a place, time and simultaneity, and how the ephemeral artifacts of the current times are making it harder for the next generation to be imaginatively creative – something we should all be worried about.
One Hundred years after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of Gravitational Waves, the announcement that they had been discovered finally came. The two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) simultaneously observed a transient gravitational-wave signal last year on September 14th. From the Introduction in the Physical Review Letters paper: “In 1916, the year […]
Merciless, time watches over our abject forms, And steals lovely night with break of day. It tempts with burned images that swim in brief ecstasy and are lost, Our memory a shoddy palimpsest of battling desires and warring ideas. The stacked moments of a brief universe stretch out for us to perceive, And yet, for […]
View image | gettyimages.com The concepts of Past, Present and Future are as insubstantial as ghosts. The present is an illusory horizon line between the so-called past and the so-called future. If there is no present, where do the past and future come from?
All of the energy in the Universe is the product of oppositions – a manifestation of the tension between the ideal states of Something and Nothing. Corollary. – The total amount of energy in the universe is zero, because the states of things only change as they pass through time (a narrative) using up the […]
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 undulating land meets a golden beach and the crashing waves of a mighty ocean. You […]
How does a number such as Pi exist in the universe? It’s probably been written down to certain degrees of accuracy many times over – and stored on as many electronic devices. Some people can hold hundreds of digits of it in their heads. However, when you think of a circle, try to imagine those […]
The raw nature of existence appears to be one of those intractable questions that is problematic for many reasons. Yet again the limitations of language and semantics are complicating the issue. The basic definition of ‘nothing’ is (depending on your point of view) fuzzy at best, and at worst utterly meaningless. This may well also […]