Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less need for a “God” to explain the universe. Yet it turns out that the rumors of God’s death were premature. Continue reading

New infrared telescope expands SETI’s search for alien life

For more than 50 years, scientists working on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) have been scanning the heavens for a signal from beyond our solar system. Despite some interesting blips, there has been nothing conclusive so far. But maybe we simply haven’t been looking for the right things. A new infrared telescope instrument has been brought online in California that will let SETI look for signals being sent out with infrared pulses. Continue reading

How We Might Find Aliens via Their Black Hole Particle Accelerators

​If we’re to imagine an alien civilization with the interest in and ability to communicate with other civilizations, even those as (presumably) far-flung as Earth, then we have to imagine that those civilizations are pretty well dedicated to scientific research, particularly physics research. The aliens will want to understand all of the exotic varieties of matter and forces as much as we do, and maybe much more than we do (perhaps skipping the military trillions in favour of research). Continue reading