The words 'Body', 'Mind', and 'Spirit' written on sand on a beach, with a gentle incoming wave from the sea visible at the top of the frame.
History of Science

What Does Metaphysical Dualism Say about Reality?

August 31, 2020

Are human beings made up of just matter and energy, just a collection of atoms? Is there any non-material entity that needs to be added to the equation to get to a more complete picture of reality? […]

Planet Jupiter.

Getting to Know Jupiter, the Gas Giant

August 24, 2020

The biggest planet in the solar system is Jupiter, a gas giant 1331 times larger in volume than Earth, with hurricanes that last hundreds of years and interesting rings stretching across the planet. […]

Colorful picture representing Jupiter and its moons.

Callisto and the Other Moons Around Jupiter

August 22, 2020

Callisto is the fourth Galilean moon around Jupiter, whose composition depicts a unique formation process. The shock waves generated there do not have many consequences. Thus, something on this moon acts as a shock-absorber—something that cannot be seen, at least on the surface. […]

Planet Jupiter.

Europa and Ganymede: Which is More Life-Friendly?

August 21, 2020

Europa and Ganymede are two of the 79 moons orbiting Jupiter. They were discovered years ago, and despite their numerous distinctions, they share one common aspect: water! One is unique in being the largest moon of the solar system, and the other takes pride in its possible potential of hosting life. […]

An image of the solar system.

Io, the Volcanic Moon of Jupiter

August 21, 2020

Io, the moon that attracts a lot of attention, is one of the four main moons of Jupiter. Io attracts attention as it is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. How can a moon be so volcanic when there are numerous bodies with ‘better’conditions for being so? […]

Statues of Tycho Brahe a Johannes Kepler in Prague.

What Johannes Kepler Got Wrong

August 15, 2020

Even though astronomy would not have been where it is today without Johannes Kepler, he made considerable mistakes. His famous three laws were not built on a perfect foundation, and his first solar system model was pure nonsense. […]

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