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Statistics in Astronomy

A few people at the STFC Summer School for new PhD students in Cardiff last week asked if I could share the slides. I’ve given the Powerpoint presentation to the organizers so presumably they will make the presentation available, but I thought I’d include it here too. 2,220 more words

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Gravity 6: Black Holes

by Shane L. Larson

There are many topics that set the mind afire with wonder, wild speculation, and imaginative ramblings into the unknown and the unknowable. 2,050 more words

Revelations, the New Jerusalem and Glastonbury

We’ve been having a bit of discussion about whether Glastonbury is meant to be the location for the New Jerusalem. Most of those who think it should be might benefit from reading this article and gaining another perpective on the issue. 1,730 more words


Black Hole Paradox

Ever since I was a young child and viewed the Disney movie Black Hole (1979) starring actors Maxmilian Schell, Yvette Mimieux, and Ernest Borgnine to name a few, I was deeply curious or trapped like light is within this phenomenon.  1,092 more words

Quote of the Week: John Michell, “Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist”

The century now passing has been an age of dictatorships and tyrannies, producing more mass misery than has been known in any previous era. All these have been characterised by atheism, idolatry and the pursuit of man-made utopias. 71 more words


Dust Falls

We travelled to Maine last weekend for a friend’s wedding. On the way back we took a detour through the oldest outlet malls in the nation. 792 more words

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From Darkness to Green

On Wednesday this week I spent a very enjoyable few hours in London attending the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Alan Heavens at South Kensington Technical College… 750 more words

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