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RobertPiano commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'The Bible According to Brad'
" The Gods said “Thank Me It’s Friday.”"
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Andy Hoke commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Intelligent Life'
"Thanks Unseen. I don't mean to detract from the wonder of the question. I've heard theories that stuff on asteroids that hit Earth may have contained the initial or essential ingredients for life. Maybe wormholes are real, and maybe…"
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Intelligent Life

The significance of the "Copernican Revolution" is that as soon you embrace the Sun as a star, you are immediately faced with the possibility that when you look out into space, someone or something is looking back. Before Copernicus most people thought the Earth was pretty much the whole Universe so the idea of aliens on other planets really creeped them out. The Jesuits had enough trouble deciding whether or not Native Americans had souls, let alone ET. Did each planet have an Adam and Eve,…See More
May 18
Unseen commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Intelligent Life'
"In other words, life elsewhere is likely abundant, but if this life is beyond our ability to interact or even communicate with, that life may as well not even exist as far as humans are concerned. It is relegated to the moot. That is basically…"
May 18
Brad Snowder commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Intelligent Life'
"And does a light year have less carbs?"
May 18
Andy Hoke commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Intelligent Life'
"Faster than light travel is either possible or impossible."
May 18
Andy Hoke commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Intelligent Life'
""This seems especially important where a one-way trip of 15,000 years is considered a short jaunt." I think this is among your most salient points. Suppose there is life elsewhere (as there likely is). As a practical matter, figures…"
May 18
Unseen commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Intelligent Life'
"Then there is the "Prime Directive" discussion. This comes from the famous Star Trek protocol of non-interference, as in "This was an awesome planet until they Kirked it." The idea is that until they become space-faring…"
May 18
Tom Sarbeck commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Intelligent Life'
"Brad, I enjoyed the text-read and the pix-stare. Thanx, Math semi-geek. "
May 18
James Cox commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Intelligent Life'
"As a long time 'nerd', it has become painfully clear that we are not always well received. We seem to think in weird ways, ask strange questions, and sometimes suggest options that would appear to be of the 'not really'…"
May 17
Gallup's Mirror commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Intelligent Life'
"Did anyone suggest kidnapping and enslaving the native population? I mean, you know, for their own good, the poor naive little savages. ----------------------- "...these people are very naive about weapons, as Your Highnesses will see from…"
May 17
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Intelligent Life

The significance of the "Copernican Revolution" is that as soon you embrace the Sun as a star, you are immediately faced with the possibility that when you look out into space, someone or something is looking back. Before Copernicus most people thought the Earth was pretty much the whole Universe so the idea of aliens on other planets really creeped them out. The Jesuits had enough trouble deciding whether or not Native Americans had souls, let alone ET. Did each planet have an Adam and Eve,…See More
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HR Diagram

The Hertzsprung Russell Diagram is the "Rosetta Stone" of stellar astronomy and it's simple, very simple. So to put it simply, it's just a graph that plots lots of stars' luminosities against their surface temperatures. As simple as that sounds, it is the key to understanding stellar evolution.In case you thought "Rosetta Stone" is some sort of educational software for travelers, it is. But it's also an actual…See More
Apr 6
Noel commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'History of Astronomy Part 2'
"Good stuff. Last nights episode of "Cosmos" touched on William Herschel and his theorys of time, space, and the speed of distant star light."
Mar 31
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Astronomy Instructor and Planetarium Manager at Western Washington University.
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My Dad and the Communist Spies

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 2:39pm 0 Comments



Yep Today I learned something. It's about something that happened to me about 40 years ago. I was 18 and went to see my dad. He was in his barn, tending to his favorite cow. I said I was planning to go to college. He said if I went to Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville,…
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The Bible According to Brad

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:49pm 1 Comment

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01:01   Adam & Eve   In the Big Inning

04:01   Cain & Abel   Don't bring God fruits…

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Intelligent Life

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 11:00am 9 Comments

The significance of the "Copernican Revolution" is that as soon you embrace the Sun as a star, you are immediately faced with the possibility that when you look out into space, someone or something is looking back. Before Copernicus most people thought the Earth was pretty much the whole Universe so the idea of aliens on other planets really creeped them out. The Jesuits had enough trouble deciding whether or not Native Americans had souls, let alone ET. Did each planet…

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HR Diagram

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 11:53pm 0 Comments

rosettastone The Hertzsprung Russell Diagram is the "Rosetta Stone" of stellar astronomy and it's simple, very simple. So to put it simply, it's just a graph that plots lots of stars' luminosities against their surface temperatures. As simple as that sounds, it is the key to understanding stellar evolution.



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At 12:28pm on January 27, 2012, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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