The Universe Itself Keeps On Expanding, And Expanding…

Question from Andreas: I know, this may have already been answered, but this piece of information so far successfully hid from my search for knowledge. This is why I’d like to ask a physicist — Lawrence Krauss — these two questions regarding space and time. Question 1: First, as I get it, since Einstein there … Continue reading “The Universe Itself Keeps On Expanding, And Expanding…”

The Universe and Everything

Question from Bryson: So based on scientific evidence the universe at one time began to exist right? Explained by What we call the big bang theory. Another law is whatever begins to exist has a cause right? As in there’s something that begins to exist, there’s a cause for it, it existing being the effect. … Continue reading “The Universe and Everything”

The Poorly-Tuned Universe?

Question from Alex: Hi, this question has the intention to find if there are direct counter-examples of the fine-tuning argument, by this I mean constants that could be adjustable without impeding the emergence of life in the universe; are there such constants? If the universe was designed by an intelligent creator, we should expect things … Continue reading “The Poorly-Tuned Universe?”

The Determination Of The Universe

Question from Alejandro: Message: I was debating (not formally) in my university about the existence of a god, and we ended up in the topic of determinism. My theist opposition argued that determinism would prove the existence of (their) god, that it would prove that, say, life was determined to exist by physics and chemistry, … Continue reading “The Determination Of The Universe”

Universe(tm) – No God Required

Question from Jhon Roy: How did the universe existed if there was/is no God to create it, do you want us Christians to believe that out of nothing, the universe began to exist??? It is indeed illogical. Steven Hawking said that because of gravity the universe can create itself, but as I told you before … Continue reading “Universe(tm) – No God Required”

Eternal inflation? No. Eternal universe? Maybe, nevertheless. And what’s it to ya?

“These three scientists in particular, by virtue of their joint paper, are name-checked more often than any others by apologists not just arguing for an absolute beginning to the universe but claiming that this has been established beyond doubt.”

All About Buddhism

Question from Vitor: Good evening, how are you? My name is Vitor and I am only a seeker of knowledge, I can not stand to see people self-deceiving but I can do nothing. The apex of my disappointment are pseudosciences and promoters of insanities and follies. I would like to discuss some matters with you. … Continue reading “All About Buddhism”

Might Be Talking To The Wrong Guy

Question from Jesse: Where did the gravity come from Mr Hawkins? I’m just curious. Answer by SmartLX: I’m going to assume this is a question to Stephen Hawking by proxy. It’s the right question as it turns out, as Hawking’s position in A Brief History of Time is that gravity essentially caused the universe. As … Continue reading “Might Be Talking To The Wrong Guy”

The Beginning Ain’t the Be-All and End-All

Question from John: Universe had a beginning, “proved” by second law of thermodynamics. Dear Sir, I understand that an argument used by creationists, in favour of a Universe that had a beginning, is that the second law of thermodynamics requires that it will inevitably wind down. In essence, the claim is that the universe can … Continue reading “The Beginning Ain’t the Be-All and End-All”