A Caltech researcher has recently pointed out that Schrodinger’s Equation, which describes the wavelike nature of particles, and is therefore the foundational equation of quantum mechanics, is also very useful in describing the long-term evolution of large-scale astronomical structure of space-time.   Today, let’s conduct a little science thought experiment.  A typical scientific process might entail […]

We can Make a Difference

Pollution is a world-wide problem, as Merle Akeetheran points out in The Enlightening. Industrial-level pollution can follow the hydrologic cycle and be carried around the entire Earth.  Merle pointed out that this defilement reaches areas as remote as the mountaintop in the Himalayas where he enlightened Ken as to the nature of electromagnetic energy and […]

A Shout-out to Merle Akeetheran

In “The Enlightening,” Merle Akeetheran opines that overpasses and underpasses that allow wildlife to safely cross busy roads are a good idea.  Merle points out that many people are killed and seriously injured each year due to vehicle/ animal collisions, and the carnage inflicted upon the affected fauna can be quite considerable.  In fact, Merle […]

Something on the Lighter Side

Seems like everyone likes to read something on the lighter side, now and then. Physicists are no exception, as contended by researchers from the University of Exeter. Just another reason why a physicist would enjoy reading The Enlightening. Here is a brief summary of their findings, from Physics World.


One of the big themes of The Enlightening is that of community effort– a group, or groups of people banding together for a common cause, in order to create something greater than the simple sum of its parts.  As the author of the book, I certainly know that I would have never gotten it “self-published” […]