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Neil deGrasse Tyson: In Defense of the Big Bang Theory

Video Source: Youtube  One of the most confusing yet also the most interesting events on the “Cosmic Calendar” is that of the origin of our Universe. One of the most popular theories for the origin of our Universe is that … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Different Spin on Scale

The universe is massive. We know it, we think we can understand it, but every time we see one of those pictures with a tiny Earth next to a huge star, it still blows our mind. So yes, based on the principle of size, I agree that we are tiny and insignificant compared to the… Continue reading

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Humans: Only Around for a Blink of an Eye

The universe has been around for 13.8 billion years.  In the grand scheme of things, this means that human life has only been around for the blink of an eye.  When 13.8 billion years is put into one calendar year, homo erectus does not appear until 10:48 pm on December 31.  All of our human […] Continue reading

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Moore’s Law & The Cosmic Calendar

Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Calendar is an insightful concept that provides essential perspective for the development of the universe. The universe itself is apparently organic, and as a natural entity it seemingly evolves over time. By packing roughly 14 billion years of existence into a relative calendar of one Earthly year, Sagan enables people to grasp […] Continue reading

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So about those New Year’s resolutions…

Right we are about a month into the New Year. Actually by now you have probably already given up on those New Year’s resolutions that you set with such fervor just 25 short days ago. And despite what us seniors may think—no matter how many things are left on our Vandy bucket list—the world does […] Continue reading

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