Articles categorised with: Disquisition
The Drake equation and the search for ET
A look at the Drake Equation, which is used to estimate the number of intelligent alien planets currently residing in the Milky Way galaxy. I plug my own numbers into it to see what comes out.
The 1927 Solvay Conference — perhaps the greatest ever meeting of minds
An overview of the 1927 Solvay Conference, which could be the greatest meeting of minds the world has ever seen.
Socrates, Plato and Aristotle
An article about the lives and philosophies of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, who had a massive influence on Western culture.
Speed, velocity and acceleration
People often confuse speed and velocity and thus end up confused about what acceleration is. This is a short explainer of those terms.
Why doesn't our galaxy fall into the black hole at its centre?
Supermassive black holes are huge and incredibly heavy, so why doesn't their extreme gravity consume the entire galaxy?