Universe Essays

Descartes and Hume’s Infinity

The word infinity refers to several concepts but all pertains to something that is without bound or endless. Most of the time, it is used in the field of mathematics but the concept is also used in several other fields including philosophy. This paper will try to study Rene Descartes and David Hume’s concepts and views of infinity as well as the problems regarding their concepts.             For Rene Descartes, the word infinity is attributed and is referred to a…

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Scientific Explanations of the World and Agnosticism and Atheism

The Big Bang had to occur at exactly the right second. If it didn’t, it cannot exist the way it is today. The reason for that is, if it happened to soon, it would have been too small to form stars, and if it happened to late, everything would have flown away too quickly to create stars and planets. They believe God caused this to happen. Scientific laws such as gravity made the content of the universe to form how…

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The First Cause Argument_ why I Am not a Christian

In Bertrand Russell’s “Why I am Not a Christian” in the first-cause argument he states that If everything has a cause, why do we assume God has no cause. If God has no cause then we can not assume that everything has a cause. For instance the universe might as well not have a cause if God does not have one. He also states that it is possible to imagine the world beginning to exist and it is also possible…

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Aristotle

Aristotle Despite being Plato’s student, Aristotle’s views conflict with his teacher’s. The biggest difference being that Aristotle was a realist; he saw the value in studying the physical world and trusted his senses, unlike Plato who believed in the world of forms. Plato believed that we need to look beyond the physical world for a metaphysical explanation of the universe, Aristotle refuted this. Aristotle observed nature and used logic and reason to explain how it works; he tried to find…

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The Philosophy of Man

“What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? ” (NASB1995) This verse is taken from Psalm 8:4, I cited this verse on the account of my wonder and curiosity on what really is man? I guess this question has already been brought up years ago by scribes, teachers, politicians, scientist and even philosophers. Even David, the man after God’s own heart has also asked on what is on this…

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Stargazing and Solar Viewing

Introduction Education is universally recognized as one of the most fundamental building blocks for human development and poverty reduction. When given the opportunity to learn, people are empowered to contribute fully to the development of their lives, their communities, and their countries. Its impact on the economy, manpower and progress of any country cannot be underestimated. This must be the reason why countries are resolved to provide the most appropriate and responsive education for their people. With this regard about…

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Big Bang Theory Development

The Theory of the Big Bang started from observations and scientific facts. The Big Bang theory states that after the “Big Bang” the universe expanded from its original pea-sized origin to astronomical proportions, and the expansion of the universe still continues today but at a much slower rate. In the twentieth century many scientific developments were made by scientists that contributed to the creation of the Big Bang Theory. In 1910 Vesto Slipher was the first person to observe shifts…

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Do We Have Free Will_

The problem of free will refers to the examination of whether or not we as conscious beings have control over our own actions. French philosopher Paul Henri Thiry, Baron d’Holbach argues that all acts are caused by past events and conditions, a belief known as determinism. Physical laws shows us that all events in time are determined by prior events, but the belief in free will implies that our actions are results from what we perceive as choice, are undetermined…

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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy starts with Earthman Arthur Dent facing the demolition of his house to make way for a motorway bypass. He was then met by hi friend Ford Prefect who had three things to tell him: He was an alien from Beetlegeuse, He was a writer for the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and the Earth was about to be destroyed. Arthur and Ford get picked up by a Vogon ship avoiding their destruction along with…

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Two Milestones in the History of Space Exploration

The subject of space conquest has been a very interesting aspect of human history for the past few decades. Although to date, we already use advanced technologies, high-powered telescopes, satellites and spacecrafts, it would still be helpful for us to look back through time and consider the beginnings of space exploration. We will do this by studying two important events that enabled humanity to realize the possibility of conquering space.             On April 12, 1961, Moscow Time, the world entered…

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Time Travel

Most people are familiar with the idea of wormholes in space. Try to imagine the universe as a balloon. When you pick two spots on the balloon and push toward the center, you can make those two points meet with no space between them. To imply that idea was true for the universe would mean that two points far from each other could be traversed in one step. The normal immense distance between the earth and the moon, or even…

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Philosophy Meaning

PHILOSOPHY greek meaning “love of wisdom”, encompassed the love of all wisdom, but only in recent centuries came to refer to a special branch of enquiry, separate from other sciences, such as “natural philosophy”. * is universally defined as “the study of the wisdom or knowledge about the general problems, facts, and situations connected with human existence, values, reasons, and general reality. ” It seeks reasons, answers, and general explanations to life and its factors. Thus, if we talk about…

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About Time

When introducing his book, author Adam Frank tells us that he is setting out to “unfold the grandest conception of the universe we human beings have been able to imagine and explore. At the same time embracing our most intimate and most personal experience of the world — the very frame of human life. ” “This book is about time, both cosmic and human. ” For those interested in the complex journey of humanity through the cosmos, Frank does not…

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The Definition of Reality

The quote which Christof made in the movie “The Truman Show” depicts the narrow-mindedness of the human brain the inability to search for the truth. Humans get used to the idea of a particular habit of living, which disables them from reaching the ultimate truth. Therefore, reality is the achievement of the questioning of the world around us to find the perfect truth which should be accepted, to live without the conflict that our world presents itself with. In numerous…

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The Next Generation Space Telescope

For decades the Hubble Telescope has played a pivotal role in astronomy’s history.  However, by 2013, the Hubble may pail in comparison to the Next Generation Space Telescope.  Now known as the James Webb Space Telescope, scientists are hopeful that this Hubble upgrade will prove beneficial in advancing space discovery.  This infrared, observation device named after NASA’s second director will be built, maintained, and operated by NASA along with the help of Canadian and European space associations (NASA, 2007).  With…

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