Sigmund Freud once said that if he could live his life again, he would devote it instead to research into paranormal phenomena. His one time professional associate, later professional enemy, Carl Jung, said near the end of his life that he thought the biggest scientific event of the 21st century would be the beginning of … Continue reading Paranormal World
Recently I came upon a post by a Toronto journalist celebrating the many ravines in Toronto, the refuge of much local wildlife, valleys created by the rivers that run south through our city. As someone who has been exploring those places since the 1960s, I know them well and I celebrate them too. But when … Continue reading Wild New York
Why are so few people interested in the universe?
For years now I've been saying that shy solitary people are perfectly natural, that shyness and non-social behavior is common throughout nature. What better example is there than bees? Most people know that the honeybee is one of the most social animals on Earth. But how many know that of the approx. 25,000 species of … Continue reading Solitary Bees
Did you know that frogs can see much farther than us? Much, much farther. In British physicist David Deutsch's 1997 book Fabric of Reality, he discusses the electric torch (flashlight) experiment, where an experimenter gradually backs away from the torch, the light from it becoming fainter and fainter, then he says: Can light really be spread more … Continue reading Frogs and the Universe
Are you interested in the future? You may want to reply - "Isn't everyone?" Well, no, most people aren't. We're living in a time when most people have their eyes very carefully averted from the future. Science fiction films may get big turnouts, but it's mostly for the entertainment.It wasn't for nothing that George Lukas … Continue reading The Future |A review of The Singularity is Near
What started the Big Bang?
On my previous blog, Loner's Highway, I had many science posts. A lot of shy people are interested in the sciences too, so I'm going to re-post them here. We'll start at the beginning. Something about the "Big Bang" has always bothered me. For decades we've lived with this idea that billions of years ago … Continue reading The Big Bang -fact or fiction?