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emptiness

Written by on May 16, 2012 in Commentary with 0 Comments
emptiness

There is a core principle in Buddhism called ‘emptiness’ which states that nothing inherently exists. Not to be mistaken for nihilism, rather that nothing has intrinsic existence but instead originates dependently upon other phenomenon. Simply put, nothing is truly objective or of itself entirely. The idea here is that existence of any ‘thing’ is always contingent […]

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East meets North

Written by on March 11, 2012 in Commentary, interesting with 0 Comments
East meets North

East meets North by Christian Joore We had friends come up from Kingston for a visit last weekend, they have a young toddler roughly the same age as our daughter so most of the afternoon was spent watching them play together. Matt (from Kingston) asked me if I had heard about the Tibetan Monastery being built […]

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A circle, two truths, and a poem

Written by on February 21, 2012 in Commentary with 0 Comments

You may have noticed a new look to GoodUniverse.ca … don’t worry, the content and focus have remained the same, I have only updated the functionality with an ‘adaptable’ WordPress theme. This means that regardless of what device you have tuned in with (mobile or otherwise), the look and feel will be consistent as the […]

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The centre of the universe

Written by on August 25, 2011 in Commentary with 8 Comments

If you spend any time on crowded highways, in busy restaurants, or standing in line at any shop or market, you will surely know how some of us think we are the centre of the universe. And if by chance you are standing behind a man named Robert Lanza, he’ll tell you we are.

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Neutron Star vs. Earth

Written by on August 16, 2011 in Commentary with 0 Comments

A Neutron Star is one of a very few celestial objects whose scale is not mind-numbingly enormous. In fact in many cases a typical Neutron Star is only 10 to 20 kilometers in diameter, roughly the size of a small city. And although you might think it is a harmless little baby star, think again because this tiny baby can rip your arms off.

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Susy and her Strings

Written by on August 4, 2011 in Commentary with 0 Comments

String Theory is a mathematical model of the universe that attempts to explain all the phenomenon in nature. Its goal is to combine both Quantum Mechanics (QM) and General Relativity (GR) into one unified field theory.

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It’s a remarkable life

Written by on April 12, 2011 in Commentary with 0 Comments

Is life a likely consequence throughout the universe? Is it that just as galaxies, stars and planets form, will the potential for life just naturally uncoil like a spring and release at the very instant when conditions are favourable?

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Truth and Science

Written by on December 16, 2010 in Commentary with 0 Comments
Truth and Science

There is no truth in science – sorry. However, it is brimming with knowledge and understanding… and punctuated by bunches of old geezers with crazy heads of hair.

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The Big Donut

Written by on November 18, 2010 in Commentary with 0 Comments
The Big Donut

What if we could travel out into a higher dimension and look back to see the shape of our universe, what would it be like?

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