The Galaxy Insight –“In Each of Us Lies a Message, Its Beginnings Lost in the Mists of Time”

The Galaxy Insight --"“At One Time, We Thought the Way Life Came Together Was Almost Completely Random"

 

“At one time,” writes science-fiction author Dennis E. Taylor in We Are Legion (We Are Bob), “we thought that the way life came together was almost completely random, only needing an energy gradient to get going. But as we’ve moved into the information age, we’ve come to realize that life is more about information than energy. Fire has most of the characteristics of life. It eats, it grows, it reproduces. But fire retains no information. It doesn’t learn; it doesn’t adapt. The five millionth fire started by lightning will behave just like the first. But the five hundredth bacterial division will not be like the first one, especially if there is environmental pressure. That’s DNA. And RNA. That’s life.”

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“Quantum Sapiens” –Measuring Quantum Effects at the Human Scale

"Quantum Sapiens" --Measuring Quantum Fluctuations at the Human Sc

 

Now for the first time, a team led by researchers at the MIT LIGO Laboratory has measured the effects of quantum fluctuations on objects at the human scale, collapsing the boundary between the random uncertainty of the quantum world, where particles spring into and out of existence, and the orderly certainty of the classical world, where we humans live, see, and measure.

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The Galaxy Insight –“The Universe is in Some Deep Sense Tied to Homo Sapiens”

The Galaxy Insight

 

“Today I think we are beginning to suspect that man is not a tiny cog that doesn’t really make much difference to the running of the huge machine, but rather that there is a much more intimate tie between man and the universe than we heretofore suspected. The physical world is in some deep sense tied to the human being. Being homo sapiens, we live on an island –the universe–surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance. But, of all obstacles to a thoroughly penetrating account of existence, none looms up more dismayingly than ‘time.’

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Planet Earth Report — “The Race to Contact ET to Coronavirus a Deity in India”

 

Earth from ISS

 

“Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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“It’s an Illusion” –Death in the Quantum Universe

 

Quantum Universe

 

The physical universe that we live in is only our perception. Once our physical bodies die, there is an infinite beyond, according to scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich. Some believe that consciousness travels to parallel universes after death. “Our body dies, but the spiritual quantum field continues. In this way,” they suggest, “we are immortal.”

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“Life in the Milky Way” –Could Earth Have Seeded Our Galaxy? (Weekend Feature)

Milky way Center

 

In a recent blog, Harvard’s distinguished astronomer, Avi Loeb, celebrated the the launch of the space dog Laika onboard Sputnik 2 on November 3, 1957, as a historic milestone, the first contemporary demonstration that humans are capable of exporting Earth’s life out into the Milky Way. But as Loeb writes, our planet has accomplished the same task many times over, when terrestrial rocks were launched into space as a result of asteroid impacts, the most vivid being the massive impact 65 million years ago, when an object the size of Mount Everest ended the 450-million-year reign of dinosaurs, oddly paving the way for the emergence of Homo sapiens.

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