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RE: [humanism-174] Re: [humanism-174]

From: Marni H.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 12:18 AM

I’ve been an avid amateur astronomer since I was 8, and know the night sky very, very well. But I have always been more of a pure observer than a scientist. For 12 years I resided in Concord Township, and the sky there was AWESOME! The “Milky Way” was easily visible on any clear night. I would randomly observe nebulae, globular clusters, and other galaxies… very cool! The sky here in Richmond Hts. isn’t so hot- too many streetlights.

Perhaps one of our future meetups could be a “star party”.

Yeah, Maude, I’m lazy about the math too… certain cosmological theories I can comprehend, but in string theory I can only BARELY comprehend the general concept! During our first three meetups, there was a lot of talk on this subject… Ken, you know a lot about this, don’t you? Maybe we’ll lean on you to help us out.

I always fancied the steady state theory, though it seems to have been (here we go again!) “disproven”. Or has it? I’m somewhat skeptical of the currently accepted models

of the origin & destiny of the Universe. Call me a “cosmological agnostic”.

 

Mark


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Maude
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 11:31 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [humanism-174] Re: [humanism-174]

 

Hahaha! I used to own a telescope. My dad got me one. I LOVED it! Then, my brother turned 8 and I was 18 and dad demanded said telescope back to recreate the bonding experience with my brother! Oh I was resentful! Hmmm. I guess I still am since the mere mention of "telescope" pushed a button. Hahahahaha! How funny.

 

I watched the TLC series that included string theory a couple times. I still don't quite grasp it although I comprehend the general concepts. I read the Hawkings book on the mechanics of "time" but I forget what it's called. I got through it but it was a struggle. So don't feel bad. I LOVED physics in high school and college and still LOVE theoretical physics but I don't necessarily wanna do the math before accepting the concepts as potentials.

 

Maude




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