**cosmology**

Wikipedia - Hoodoo (folk magic)

11 days ago by cosmic

"African American Hoodoo (also known as "conjure", "rootworking", "root doctoring", or "working the root")."

root
Wikipedia
Hoodoo
magic
folk
WestAfrica
Congo
Benin
Togo
Nigeria
Gullah
cosmology
11 days ago by cosmic

Blank On The Map: Does the multiverse explain the cosmological constant?

27 days ago by PeterErwin

Nice summary of Weinberg's 1987 paper "predicting" the cosmological constant and the problems therewith, including the fact that more modern observations of when the earliest galaxies form make the original paper's prediction agree even less with the observed value of Lambda.

cosmology
science
multiverse
27 days ago by PeterErwin

PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN’S LEGACY OF EUGENICS AND RACISM CAN’T BE IGNORED

7 weeks ago by thomas.kochi

After Bishop Michael Bruce Curry delivered his sermon at today’s wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, many observers around the world wondered, as one headline put it, “Who was the Jesuit priest mentioned during the Royal Wedding sermon?” On Twitter, many of those familiar with the work of that Jesuit priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, expressed surprise and joy at the inclusion of a figure whose work had had a warning, or “monitum,” placed on it by the Catholic Church in 1962. Others swooned over one of the quotes mentioned by Bishop Curry: “If humanity ever captures the energy of love, it will be the second time in history that we have discovered fire.”In fact, a movement has been underway to resurrect, as it were, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin as a renewed foundation for theological reflection...Sadly, it also seems indisputable that the mature formulations of some of Teilhard’s most famous ideas—e.g., the Noosphere, the Omega Point, the divinization of the species—rest upon philosophies infused with conceptions of eugenics, racial superiority, sterilization, and limitless science.

catholic
philosophers
theology
theories
cosmology
7 weeks ago by thomas.kochi

Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes

8 weeks ago by basus

Mathematicians have disproved the strong cosmic censorship conjecture. Their work answers one of the most important questions in the study of general relativity and changes the way we think about space-time.

physics
cosmology
8 weeks ago by basus

Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes | Quanta Magazine

8 weeks ago by cito

Mathematicians have disproved the strong cosmic censorship conjecture. Their work answers one of the most important questions in the study of general relativity

math
cosmology
science
physics
8 weeks ago by cito

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein - Fields of Cosmological Dreams - YouTube

8 weeks ago by robertogreco

"The discovery of the Higgs boson reinforces the possibility that similar, scalar particles may exist in nature and could drive cosmological inflation. This talk describes scientific research in theoretical cosmology through the lens of the experience of a Black, Jewish, queer and femme physicist."

higgsboson
chandaprescod-weinstein
physics
2017
cosmology
race
gender
science
academia
8 weeks ago by robertogreco