On the 12th April, 1961, just 58 years ago, the Soviet Union CCCP (Союз Советских Социалистических Республик) launched Vostok 1 (Восто́к 1) into space from Baikonur Cosmodrome (Космодро́м Байкону́р), in southern Kazakhstan (Республика Казахстан) with just one passenger, the Cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin (Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин). Vostok only spent 108 minutes in flight, which involved one … Continue reading I see Earth! It is so beautiful!
The older I’ve become, the more I’ve realised that this is what life boils down to. On one hand you’ve got science, and the scientific method, where questions are asked, doubts are cast, scepticism prevails and nothing is assumed. On the other hand you’ve got faith, where science is pretty much thrown out of the … Continue reading Science vs Religion
If like me, you’re tired of the God squad saying that God’s creations are all around us, and it’s evident in nature, then allow me to give examples of how cruel, and irregular nature can be, and if it’s all God’s creation, then he’s got some serious mental issues that need addressing. Parasitism A parasitic … Continue reading All creatures great and small, the Lord God made them all?
All life uses genetic code to translate DNA-based genetic information into proteins. Most life forms consist of twenty different types of amino acids, and add to that twenty tRNA molecules, who link to the correct amino acid with help from enzymes. Scientists view this process as a molecular computer, whereas it translates the correct amino … Continue reading The Tree of Life
I'm sure when everyone watched Thomas Anderson become Neo and enter The Matrix 20 years ago, they never imagined that existing inside a virtual reality world could be possible, but is it closer to being a reality than we think? Transhumanism (H+) is a world-wide philosophical movement that believes the future of humanity's evolvement will … Continue reading Transhumanism and Posthumanism: Humanities future?
''Atheists believe that everything came from nothing'' Is a straw man fallacy that I've read more times than I care to mention. It's a presumption that being an atheist automatically makes you a believer in the 'Big Bang' which theists claim 'everything came from nothing'. There are two major flaws in this argument. The first … Continue reading Everything came from nothing?
Many scientists claim that the universe is approximately 13.772 billion years old, and constantly expanding in all directions. If scientists can figure out exactly what rate it's expanding, they can work backwards and give us a near-perfect age. The solar system was created 4.5 billion years ago, when a molecular cloud collapsed to form a … Continue reading In the beginning?