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Thinking like a planet

Adam Frank has a recent article called Climate change and the astrobiology of the anthropocene. The premise of the article is that we should think of climate change in terms of astrobiology and, in particular, the habitabilty of planets and the sustainability of civilisations that may evolve. 505 more words

Climate Change

Frank And Sullivan On Technological Species In the Universe

Adam Frank and Woodruff Sullivan have published a paper [1] riffing on the famous Drake Equation, which sketches the factors that could give us an estimate of the number of “technological civilizations” that might be out there today. 486 more words


Rain Outside Myself

I’m sitting on the living room sofa, sinking beyond its 11-year lifetime with us. The kids are bathed but not in bed.

Less than an hour ago, the kids and I came home from a track by the house. 564 more words


After Paris: Reason, Faith, Love

A poetic statement of perspective by Adam Frank on the modern human condition and it’s dealings with events like this past weekend in Paris and Beirut. 42 more words


Parsimony in Copernicus and Osiander


A medieval logician in the twenty-first century

In the discussion surrounding the unusual light curve of the star KIC 8462852, Ockham’s razor has been mentioned numerous times. 3,917 more words

Strictly Theoretical