Tag: universe

Creationists: Teach the Dishonesty!

Creationists are a strange bunch. Recently, they've been trying hard to make everyone believe there's a controversy os some sort going on. That there's some kind of debate revolving around whether the universe arose as per their creationist fairy tale, or as per the Big Bang theory. "Teach The Controversy!" they cry, as they attempt ...

How Religions Work

All religions, like every attempt at mind-control, work by exploiting a weakness in the mental modelling mechanism humans use to represent the real world. This weakness usually manifests as fear, or distrust, and is a symptom of a fundamental underlying issue, which can be summarised as 'thinking is hard'. The religious would really like the world ...

The universe is flat, like day-old beer.

As Lawrence Krauss so eloquently explains it, the universe is flat. It's not closed, or curved, and we know this because it's observable in a couple of experimental ways. That tells us the ultimate fate of everything, and it isn't a 'Big Crunch'. It also implies we're living in the mother of all double-entry ledgers. What ...