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(Another) Meditation on time

This past week. I posted a comment in a Physics forum on LinkedIn, expressing my personal concern with the concept of time as it is used in modern physics. That  post was promptly challenged, as I might have expected, with … Continue reading

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The Universe – simplified

In August of 2011 I published “the picnic at the edge of the universe“, an eBook now available From the iBookstore (Apple), Barnes&Noble, and Amazon. In it I lay out a brief history of our concepts of the universe and … Continue reading

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The Universe is simpler than you think

A brief history: Finally a summing up, intended to demonstrate that the universe can be thought of in simple terms that we can relate to everyday experience. All of this vision of the universe should be studied, of course; assumptions … Continue reading

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(Another) Flight into Fantasy

“Light Speed – Flying into Fantasy”  is the title of the BBC’s article this morning (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15034414) having to do with CERN’s announcement that they may have measured a neutrino’s velocity at greater than the (known) speed of light (c). Granted, … Continue reading

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“Dark” vs. invisible?

Reading the comments on Ethan Siegel’s blog “Starts with a Bang” about his piece on dark matter this morning made me once again aware of the limitations our ingrained mental models generate when we try to look at ideas and … Continue reading

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Time and its metaphorical surrogates

For those few of you who have enjoyed my book “the picnic at the edge of the universe“. or with whom I’ve had a conversation about it, you may recall that I spent a modicum of time and space discussing … Continue reading

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Update on publication

“Picnic”is now available on Barnes and Noble for their Nook reader and other epub readers, and on Amazon for Kindle devices. The url’s for these markets are: Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-picnic-at-the-edge-of-the-universe-charles-scurlock/1105013658?ean=2940013017429&itm=1&usri=the+picnic+at+the+edge+of+the+universe and on Amazon, at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005IDNB5K

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