Black Holes are neither Black nor Holes | Infographic

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Present is affected by The Big Bang | Infographic

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Atheists are more Intelligent than Theists

Atheists are more Intelligent than Theists

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Science and Religion are considered as antonyms of each other, generally.

In your brain also, science and religion are ‘fighting‘ with each other. Not only in metaphorical sense, but in a real, physical altercation. These results are found by researchers from Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) and Babson College (Massachusetts).

The researchers found that theists are more likely to be involved in religious practices and their faith often suppress their brain to think analytical thinking. The religious people, instead, engage the empathetic network.


“When there’s a question of faith, from the analytic point of view, it may seem absurd,”

said the research team’s leader Professor Tony Jack. He continued,

“But, from what we understand about the brain, the leap of faith to belief in the supernatural amounts to pushing aside the critical/analytical way of thinking to help us achieve greater social and emotional insight.”


The researchers conducted eight experiments, each one with 159 to 527 adults. They found a correlation that the more empathetic person was more likely religious. This also fits with a previous finding that women tend to be more religious or spiritual than men, which can now be explained by their stronger tendency towards empathy.

On the other hand, researchers found that theists are not as smart and intelligent as the atheists.

Intelligence is not as important a characteristic to the theists.

Religious or Stupid? Image taken from BigThink.com Some editions done by Madhur Sorout.


“Our studies confirmed that statistical relationship, but at the same time showed that people with faith are more prosocial and empathic,”

said Richard Boyatzis, a Case Western University Reserve Professor.


Please note that the content in this section is not included with the intention to harm anyone’s feeling.

So, now, a question arises, if one is a theist, one can’t be a scientist?

Let’s analyse!

For a minute, forget all sciences except Physics.

The reason is that actually Physics is the only thing in science. It is the most fundamental. All other sciences are actually specialized aspects of Physics.

It means that other sciences can’t be applied everywhere in the universe, but, Physics is the only one which can be applied to everywhere in the universe — In the world inside us and the world beyond us.

And, also, Physics is the science which strongly rejects the idea of God. The ideas like Big Bang, Black Holes etc. are a strong rejection of God.

The people who believe in God and spiritualism don’t think about to search the reason for existence of God, and, also strong belief in God, spiritualism and religion forget that everything going on in this universe has a meaning. Anything can’t happen without a meaning or reason.

Physics make us to think about the universe, to search for the mysteries of universe and finding reasons of the natural phenomena.

So, to think by heart, you should firstly ‘delete‘ God from your brain.

So, we have probably got the answer of the question. The answer is —

If one want to be a true scientist / Physicist, one must be an atheist.


REFERENCES

Ratner, Paul (24 March, 2016). Religious people are less smart but atheists are psychopaths. Retrieved on November 24, 2018 from Big Think: https://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/new-study-says-religious-people-are-less-smart-but-atheists-are-psychopaths-5


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Dawn comes to Dusk

Dawn comes to Dusk

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was a mission to study the two most massive bodies in the asteroid belt (between Jupiter and Mars) — VESTA and CERES. It was launched in 2007 and ended its journey on November 1, 2018.

Ceres is a dwarf planet like PLUTO, which was supposed to be a planet at a time. Ceres is the only dwarf planet in the INNER SOLAR SYSTEM.

Vesta is a rocky asteroid.

When Dawn visited Vesta and Ceres, it made us realize that these both evolved very differently from each other and faced a number of processes in their evolution.

Dawn orbited (and explored) Vesta in 2011-2012 and it is in orbit around Ceres since March of 2015.

Dawn delved into the unknown worlds and increased our knowledge of the development of the two bodies.

It is the first mission to orbit an object in the main asteroid belt, the first to visit a dwarf planet, and the first to orbit two deep-space destinations.

Captured by DAWN.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA


MAJOR DISCOVERIES BY DAWN

Dawn orbited Vesta for more than an year and found unexpected carbon rich material on its surface which scientists hadn’t observed before.

When it started orbiting Dwarf Ceres, it found something more unexpected — An ocean world of Water and Ammonia.

The bright spot on CERES is due to the presence of AMMONIA.

Dawn even found some organic matter on the surface of Ceres.


THE ‘DUSK’

On November 1, 2018, Dawn ended its mission and will remain around Ceres for some further decades. Actually, the spacecraft has gone silent.

The reason for the end of this historic mission is that Dawn has ran out of HYDRAZINE, the fuel of Dawn. So, Dawn can no longer turn its solar panels to be recharged by the Sun.


“Today, we celebrate the end of our Dawn mission – its incredible technical achievements, the vital science it gave us, and the entire team who enabled the spacecraft to make these discoveries,”

— said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

He continued,

“The astounding images and data that Dawn collected from Vesta and Ceres are critical to understanding the history and evolution of our solar system.”


“The fact that my car’s license plate frame proclaims, ‘My other vehicle is in the main asteroid belt,’ shows how much pride I take in Dawn,”

— said Mission Director and Chief Engineer Marc Rayman at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

“The demands we put on Dawn were tremendous, but it met the challenge every time. It’s hard to say goodbye to this amazing spaceship, but it’s time.”


“In many ways, Dawn’s legacy is just beginning,”

— said Principal Investigator Carol Raymond at JPL.

“Dawn’s data sets will be deeply mined by scientists working on how planets grow and differentiate, and when and where life could have formed in our solar system. Ceres and Vesta are important to the study of distant planetary systems, too, as they provide a glimpse of the conditions that may exist around young stars.”


Dawn will remain in orbit for at least 20 years, and engineers have more than 99 percent confidence the orbit will last for at least 50 years.


 


References

  1. NASA. NASA’s Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End. November 01, 2018. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-dawn-mission-to-asteroid-belt-comes-to-end (accessed November 04, 2018).
  2. NASA. Dawn Mission | Mission. https://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/ (accessed November 04, 2018).


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The Violent History of our Solar System

The Violent History of our Solar System

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INTRODUCTION

In this article, we shall discuss about our home, the solar system and its history which is quite violent.

1. SOLAR SYSTEM

The solar system is the gravity-bounded system comprising of the Sun and the objects that orbit it, either directly or indirectly, the largest eight are called ‘Planets’ and rest are smaller ones like ‘Asteroids’, ‘Comets’,Dwarf Planets’ etc. and are as important as the bigger ones.

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Theory of Relativity in Brief

Theory of Relativity in Brief

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INTRODUCTION

In this article, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity will be discussed in brief.

Relativity was developed by a famous German physicist, Albert Einstein. Some contributions of Hermann Minkowski, Hendrik Lorentz and Max Planck is also there.

Theory of Relativity comes in two different ‘versions’ – ‘Special Theory of Relativity’ and ‘General Theory of Relativity’ or simply special relativity or general relativity. By name, special relativity seems to be more complex than general relativity, but actually, special relativity is much simpler than general relativity.

Special relativity is called ‘special’ because it is applicable only on objects moving with a constant speed. This is a very rare or ‘special’ case because in our universe hardly anything moves with a constant speed, almost everything accelerates in our universe.

General relativity is applicable on objects moving with a constant speed as well as accelerating objects. Acceleration is a common or ‘general’ case in our universe.  Continue Reading ?

Classical Physics in Brief

Classical Physics in Brief

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INTRODUCTION

Our current ideas of motion and rest were developed by Galileo Galilei and Sir Isaac Newton in the seventeenth and early eighteenth century.

These ideas developed by Galileo and Newton are the parts of Classical Physics or Newtonian Physics in which Newton had a very huge contribution including his laws of motion and his universal law of gravitation which will be discussed in this article.

Classical Physics is more complete in itself.

Modern Physics includes two major theories – Einstein’s theory of Relativity (or Relativistic Mechanics) and theory of quantum physics (including quantum mechanics and quantum field theory).

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Squeezed Space and Stretched Time

Squeezed Space and Stretched Time

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A better version of this article is — THEORY OF RELATIVITY IN BRIEF which is also a featured article on our blog. So, we recommend you to read that article instead of this, and, also that article describes RELATIVITY completely.

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The Basic Idea of Relativity

The Basic Idea of Relativity

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A better version of this article is — THEORY OF RELATIVITY IN BRIEF which is also a featured article on our blog. So, we recommend you to read that article instead of this, and, also that article describes RELATIVITY completely.

Click HERE to read THEORY OF RELATIVITY IN BRIEF →

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Creation of Universe in Brief

Creation of Universe in Brief

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I thought that the first post of this blog should be about the creation of universe.The theory which explains the creation of universe and which is an accepted theory of the creation of universe is the Big Bang Theory.

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