In a major first, scientists have detected water vapor and possibly even liquid water clouds that rain in the atmosphere of a strange exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its host star about 110 light-years from Earth. (1) Clouds far far away. But how can we detect clouds? How can we detect rain […]
Believing. In God. In You.
An ancient tribe still has a cult centered around a WWII American serviceman. (1) Amazing. Funny. And yet. It is the funniest things which show the way towards the most serious… We once believed in us. But we needed to stop. Because we were too appalling. We had to turn to God. We had to […]
Spreading bad ideas.
How ideas move through academia may depend on where those ideas come from – whether from big-name universities or less prestigious institutions – as much as their quality, a recent study from the University of Colorado Boulder suggests. The new research borrows a page from epidemiology, exploring how ideas might flow from university to university, […]
Inherited strength & Arrogance in religion, science and elsewhere.
Nowadays we often talk about the arrogance of people in various fields. Arrogant scientists do things simply because they can do them, without thinking about the consequences. Arrogant priests are almost celebrating that they quit the church and “moved on”. Arrogant managers in companies behave unacceptably without any empathy for colleagues or customers. And the […]
Coronavirus. Human arrogance. Death.
Just before the coronavirus outbreak in China, we all were reading great articles and scientific announcements about how science will soon beat even death and make us immortal… Now we know that the giant we believed in had legs of clay. Now we are collectively trying to survive from a virus in the midst of […]
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