Category Archives: Physics / Cosmology

Congratulations to Prof. Higgs, a tolerant atheist

Congratulations to Prof. Peter Higgs, Nobel Prize in Physics 2013, the theoretical physicist who predicted the Higgs Boson, often nicknamed the “God particle.” Prof. Higgs is an atheist, but a tolerant atheist who respects believers.

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There’s a theological problem with black holes

Black Holes are collapsed stars that are so dense they have several distinctive effects on objects nearby. At the gravitational states of black holes the universe operates rather haphazardly and different from the normal universe, let alone the parochial mundaneity of our Earth’s surface. It won’t serve much use to explore in exhaustive details what black holes do precisely, but there’s a specific problem with black holes that has profound theological implications for an all-powerful deity such as being believed in by (for instance) the catholic church.

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Einstein’s Bridge, by John G. Cramer

Einstein’s Bridge, published in 1997, is the second science fiction novel of physicist John G. Cramer, after Twistor in 1989. Both are solid and entertaining hard science fiction novels, but Einstein’s Bridge is much more interesting: alternate histories, good aliens, bad aliens, super technologies, magic genetics and quantum communications, and the destruction of humanity by monster bugs, undone by intrepid inter-universal travelers.

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Amit Goswami in Salt Like City, November 14, 2013

On the evening of November 14th at the Huntsman Cancer Institute Auditorium, Dr Amit Goswami will be presenting a lecture on how the science of quantum physics is providing profound insights into our understanding of healing and the power of integrative health and medicine.

Dr Goswami is one of the world’s leading quantum physicists and is the author of many best selling books on theoretical physics including “The Self-Aware Universe” and “The Quantum Doctor”.

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Suzanne Gildert on Thinking about the hardware of thinking: Can disruptive technologies help us achieve uploading?

Suzanne Gildert gave a talk in Teleplace on “Thinking about the hardware of thinking: Can disruptive technologies help us achieve uploading?” on November 28, 2010, at 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm continental EU).

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My MTA 2013 talk: Life and The Computational Problem of Evil

I gave a talk on “The Computational Problem of Evil” at the 2013 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. I argued that the Problem of Evil has a simple solution when examined with a rigorous approach based on the physics of computation and I used animations featuring Joe Glider, an inhabitant of Conway’s Game of Life, to illustrate my argument.

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Can science resurrect the dead?

Can science resurrect the dead? — an article by eldras, the developer of the awesome, sprawling Quantum Archaeology website. Quantum Archaeology (QA) is the controversial science of resurrecting the dead, including their memories, by means of future science and technology.

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