A government that fears nothing

A dedomenocracy fears nothing while a democracy fears everything. In this context, everything refers to the collective library of scientific knowledge. Nothing refers to the empty space that may harbor plans that we will can only learn by paying close attention to the present, allowing observations to contradict theories we accepted in the past.

A Taxonomy of Nothing

In earlier posts I contemplated that idea of the emptiness that separates matter.    I wondered whether the nothingness of empty space is an overlooked subject of inquiry. One of my earlier ideas was to offer a different explanation for astronomy’s dark matter and dark energy.  Dark matter is the unaccounted additional mass required to…

What makes data possible

In an earlier article I was thinking about the meaning of nothingness that separates the particles inside an atom or that separates celestial bodies.   It occurs to me now that maybe they may not be the same kind of nothingness.  Thinking about nothingness turns it into something and that makes possible the idea that that…

Contemplating nothing

After viewing If the moon were only one pixel, the tediously accurate scale model of the solar system, I was immediately captivated by the point the author was making.   That point is that there is a lot of emptiness in space. There is nothing new about this.  Obviously the planets are far apart and…