A Dose of Nature

In “The Enlightening,” Merle Akeetheran gives the following advice to Ken. “…take a moment here and there to smell the roses, as they say. Come out here, to the park, and enjoy the natural goodness of your planet. If you can’t make it out to the park, or somewhere like this, you should be able […]

The Greatest and Grandest Illusion (Part I)- A Relativistic Deception

In my book The Enlightening, I make the following observation:  Both Albert Einstein and H.A. Lorentz conceived of Lorentz’ Relativistic Velocity Transformation equations as describing the entire extent of the universe.  This is clearly supported by Einstein’s relativity theories, including the proposed universal “speed limit” of c.  Lorentz did not disagree with Einstein’s interpretation.  My […]

The Three Fates– The Moirai

Stories of mythological and/or magical beings are probably as old as language itself. Regardless of their monstrous or fantastical capabilities, people have debated the reality and provenance of many of these beings for a very long time. One person’s myth is another person’s reality—that was true in ancient times, and it is still true today. […]

Thank You

I’d like to thank all the “early adopters” who’ve liked The Enlightening’s Facebook page and/or liked or commented on a post. You and your input are very much appreciated! I will try my best to justify your interest and support. The goal of the page and my posts will be to stimulate some thought regarding […]


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. https://physicsworld.com/a/do-physicists-avoid-reading-papers-with-lots-of-equations/