It always comes to this(Realizations about the fundamental nature of the Universe)Stephen Mooney ”Although the impact upon cosmology is beyond anything that has occurred before, even exceeding that…Continue
"The Universe either is or it is not self-creating. Adopting the self-creating alternative does not require the existence of some form of entity or process that is outside of the process the is the Universe and that, therefore, the self-creating…"
"I recommend starting with "the most fundamental[,] rational and scientific position possible," which doesn't assume that the universe is self-creating, doesn't assume the universe is infinite in space and time, and doesn't…"
"You cover quite a lot of ground here, and I'm not going to delve into all of them, but I did want to point out one early one. Zwicky's "Tired Light" theory, is not supported by any observational tests, and actively falsified by…"
It always comes to this(Realizations about the fundamental nature of the Universe)Stephen Mooney ”Although the impact upon cosmology is beyond anything that has occurred before, even exceeding that of the heliocentric theory of the solar system, the impact upon the way in which every person on Earth views their existence is even greater.”1 * * On the 24th of September in 2015 it was announced that a gravity-wave had been detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave…See More
"Which stories provide the base generic thematic imagery of Asian literature? What are the headwaters from which it all flows? For Western literature it's the Bible and Greek Myth. With that foundation you can understand just about everything…"
Our form of government predates the left/right labels, so how we describe it is skewed from the rest of the world. Republicanism is, of course, a left wing form of government. But, because it's the only one we've ever had,…"
"Essential SF/Fantasy is way easier
Canticle for Leibowitz
Lathe of Heaven
Islands in the Net
Mote in God's Eye
A Million Open Doors etc.
"As a bonus my idea of essential fantasy.
The Hobbit- JRR Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings- JRR Tolkien
A Song of Ice and Fire, the first three books- George RR Martin
Some Conan the Barbarian short stories from Robert E Howard
"Some essential Science Fiction in my opinion.
Dune- Frank Herbert
The Man in the High Castle- Phillip K Dick
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?- Phillip K Dick
VALIS- Phillip K Dick
The Left Hand Of Darkness- Ursula K Le Guin
Hard to Be A God-…"