Something that’s always fascinated me in science fiction is the depiction of alien worlds. Every movie depicts a fantastic and insane world where nothing quite makes sense.
Yet, that’s the aspect that fascinates me: nothing makes sense.
These are still hypothetical living beings that require similar things to humans, no? Granted, maybe alien life is silicon-based or something wild, but I’m discussing the base needs for life.
For the purpose of this theory, let’s assume that this theoretical alien world is at a similar stage of development to human civilization here on Earth.
I want to start out by simply…
If you woke up one morning and started to go about your business, only to realize a few small things weren't quite right, what would you do?
Your warm coffee maker has been replaced with a metallic looking object with a green liquid inside. You could have sworn you were staying in room 213, but your door says 220.
As you walk outside, nothing seems too bizarre. People are talking on cellphones and swiftly moving past, busy as ever, and you brush the morning off. Eagerly, you walk to a food stand to purchase some breakfast.
However, upon opening your…
Thirty years after Enrico Fermi posed his famous paradox, Carl Sagan and William Newman presented an answer. For those unfamiliar, Fermi’s Paradox simply asks:
Where are all the aliens?
Statistically speaking, one has to imagine that there is life out in the stars, yet we have never seen any of it here on Earth. This is the idea from which his paradox was born. In fact, he wrote it while out at lunch with friends and it was so spur of the moment that he postulated the idea on a napkin.
For years following this, scientists have attempted to answer…
Of the many industries of work on our planet, the ones that fascinate me the most are those we have yet to see.
In the next few years, we are extremely likely to see an explosion of new industries as our rapidly advancing technology continues to evolve. The industry that will be the most interesting to witness develop, however, is clear:
You may have heard this term referenced on the Internet before in a joking context or perhaps seriously, but space tourism doesn’t quite exist yet.
In fact, developments in regard to space travel have drastically decreased since…
One of the most fascinating mysteries of science fiction is time travel.
Having the ability to skip throughout time on a whim and see past or future events playing out in front of you is a mind-boggling concept. For years, scientists have entertained the idea and researched ways it could be possible.
For the most part, their success has not been anything similar to the time travel seen in science fiction. Using time dilation and claiming its time travel, which technically it is, just isn’t quite the same as stepping into a machine and disappearing in a flash.
If you could view your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?
The above quote from the 2016 sci-fi movie Arrival seems to be an impossible question to answer. In our currently limited view, humans believe that time has a past, present, and future that are all immutable. We are trapped in the present.
Time is a jail that nobody can escape from.
We view space in a three-dimensional sense. Height, width, and depth are the parameters that rule how we view the world around us. …
Are we alone in the Universe?
This is one of the most common questions to ask yourself or those around you when staring up at the stars. It’s started heated debates and led to existential crises, yet we are no closer to an answer. Despite the fact that the Universe is absolutely massive, there has been no definitive evidence of life discovered in the stars.
Now, of course, one can say that the Universe is simply too big to have discovered life yet. Maybe that’s true. I hope that’s true.
Enrico Fermi posed his famous paradox decades ago, and numerous…
We see it up in the sky most nights. When it’s full, we sit back amazed at the light it casts over the land. Our Moon is the closest celestial body to Earth and actually helps regulates natural events on the planet.
The Moons gravity causes our tides to ebb and flow, stronger and weaker, depending on the location of the rock in the sky.
I’m a huge fan of anything and everything to do with space. Something that has fascinated me above all else, however, is where humanity will end up in the future.
Assuming we are still around in a couple hundred years, I would be extremely surprised if we were still located on Earth. Whether we destroy the planet or save it in the coming years, I have no doubt that humanity will move to the stars.
With that in mind, the question becomes simple: Where would we go?
Today, many people focus in on our own solar system, but I find…
Who are we as people? Are we born with preconceived notions about the way things need to be or are we taught?
We all have biases in our life and believe in certain things that others do not. Sometimes those beliefs, no matter how wrong they may be, are strong enough to throw entire countries at war with each other.
The concept of nature vs. nurture often comes up when discussing humanity. Our history is checkered with violence and destruction. …
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