Monday, September 22, 2008


With all the excitement of the Large Hadron Collider and the possibility that it could open a rift to another dimension, or at least show evidence of their existence, and the discovery that there are 26 dimensions (see previous post) and (a further Hawking thought) it is theoretically possible to travel through time, I thought it well and truly time to see what science was up to, now that we're living in the future.

Well we've observed a gamma-ray burst 12.8 billion light years away. Due to the time-space aspect, we are looking into the past to see this.

We're still unsure about life on other planets, but we're busy gathering data.

We know that most religions got it wrong. The Earth is at least 1.6 billion years old.

We're making strides in molecular biology and genetic engineering. We've cracked the DNA code.

What was discovered by the Human Genome Project? Despite the odd cranky telling off of scientists for flirting with abstracts when life is threatened, human biology will remain an area of intense research and interest.
Peering into the past will also continue to produce dividends, as we know with more fossil discoveries what we are now looking at.

We keep tripping on the mysterious, even in hard science like physics and chemistry.

While the less certain areas of scientific endeavour are still represented by psychology.


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