Tame Bear on March 23rd, 2010

Late last year I started watching the new ABC series “Flash Forward” on Hulu. It began with a deep mystery: everyone on the entire planet experienced a coma-like black out for about two minutes. During that time, most experienced a “dream” that could only be understood as being their future, six months out. One scientist, […]

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Tame Bear on March 7th, 2010

Physicist Sean Carroll is hunting for the ultimate theory; he wants to explain the arrow of time. We remember the past but we don’t remember the future. There are irreversible processes. There are things that happen, like you turn an egg into an omelet, but you can’t turn an omelet into an egg. … The […]

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Tame Bear on March 6th, 2010

The Bear has just finished reading Alex Vilenkin’s Many Worlds In One (Hill and Wang, 2006). The book is subtitled “The Search for Other Universes” and describes Vilenkin’s theory of infinitely many island universes emerging through a process of quantum tunneling out of nothing, in a sea of finite unbounded inflationary spacetime which has no […]

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Tame Bear on March 3rd, 2010

Though it’s been on my reading list for a couple years, I am just now getting around to reading My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Really a fascinating story! The brain aneurism she experienced in her mid-thirties disabled the language and analytical functions of her brain, providing […]

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