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Monday, May 3, 2010

WOW! At last, we know everything!!

THE STORY OF EVERYTHING

That is the subtitle of the new television series, "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking.”

Here is the show’s promo; In two mind-blowing hours, Hawking reveals the wonders of the cosmos to a new generation. Delve into the mind of the world's most famous living scientist and reveal the splendor and majesty of the universe as never seen before. See how the universe began, how it creates stars, black holes and life--and how everything will end.

Last evening I watched the two hours of theoretical musings about hypotheses of the relatively little known universe and its mechanics, masquerading as unabashed reality.

Science Fiction at its best!

2 comments:

  1. As a scientist, I have wondered whether or not the cosmologists should even be classified as scientists. If science is bounded by empiricism, materialism and rationalism, then the cosmologists are not scientists - there is no empirical evidence for many of their musings and they continually propose immaterial objects, like strings, to keep things together. I prefer to think of cosmology as a mathematical branch of speculative ontology, but not science.

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  2. Sean: . . .there is no empirical evidence for many of their musings and they continually propose immaterial objects, like strings, to keep things together. I prefer to think of cosmology as a mathematical branch of speculative ontology, but not science.

    I agree, musings is the right word. I also believe that we may learn more about the cosmos, by studying the microcosm, than the macrocosm. How do you respond?

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