“If you’re scientifically literate, the world looks very different to you.” So why is it, then, that so many of us can’t see the world from this standpoint? Continue reading
Your ancestors are hydrogen atoms. Overtime, these atoms interacted, exploded, melted, decayed; and then, they formed stars and planets and chemically stable precursors of life. Soon enough, minds and things that bite were in the picture.
So you walk down the street and see a Muslim woman with a burka covering all but her eyes. You can’t tell whether she’s happy or repressed under her clothing. Can science provide a definitive answer? This is where science and morality meet.
Humanity has endured two world wars, countless murders, atomic bombs, and unimaginable violence. And yet, here’s why we’re actually living in the most peaceful, most prosperous times in our species’ history. Continue reading
This is what happens when you give hydrogen atoms nearly 14 billion years to strut their stuff:
MIT and Boston
Sandals slip — soaked, sunned
Snow slowly supplants songbirds
Sad — summer stops soon