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Weird Science: The Bootstrap Hypothesis

There are many topics in Astronomy that are fascinating, but one of the most intriguing is the Bootstrap Hypothesis. This cosmological idea contends that as we examine the larger and larger things in the universe, they are ultimately microscopic parts of a far larger universe, one that merges with the very small. In essence, it contends that we are all living in a universe inside ourselves.

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SETI Opens All Data and Coding to the Public

he Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) just announced that it is releasing all information to the public. SETIQuest.org was launched on Wednesday to facilitate the release and help coordinate an ‘army of citizen scientists’ to help search for anomalies in interstellar microwave patterns.

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Only Two Percent of Scientists Are Conservative

A Pew Poll conducted not long ago demonstrates that a mere two percent of all scientists are conservative. Although apolitical by nature, the very scientific process has come under attack by anti-intellectual forces in America, leading a consensus of scientists to reject the main party of conservatism: the Republican Party.

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Human Organ Trafficker Did Business For Way Too Long

The arrest of Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, the Brooklyn resident charged last month with acting as a “matchmaker” for buyers and sellers of human organs, spotlights the issue of live donor organ trafficking in the United States.

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Moon Landing: 40 Years Ago, “One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind”

The man who took that first historical step and said the famous words was astronaut Neil Armstrong as he stepped cautiously from the lunar lander onto the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969.

An estimated 500 million people on earth either watched the event live on TV or listened to it on the radio. The lunar landing was a huge international event both scientifically and politically, it gave the United States a much needed boost of morale as the war in Vietnam was turning into a complete quagmire.

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