Reflections in Cosmology

This series follows the author’s reading of Edward Harrison’s book, Cosmology: The Science of the Universe. It explores the history and development of cosmology (the study of our Universe), from its roots in early mythology, through the middle ages and Victorian era, right up to the present day science of physical cosmology. The series looks into the science, philosophy and quite often the theological and metaphysical questions that arise as a result of the human encounter with the cosmos. Many of the posts are filled with open-ended questions – allowing the reader to continue pondering these issues and to come to their own conclusions.

Reflections in Cosmology 1: Masks of the Universe

Reflections in Cosmology 2: What, Why and Who?

Reflections in Cosmology 3: Anthropomorphic, Anthropocentric and Anthropometric Universes

Reflections in Cosmology 4: Uncentering the Earth

Reflections in Cosmology 5: Birth of the Clockwork Universe

Reflections in Cosmology 6: Finite or Infinite Universe?

Reflections in Cosmology 7: On Faith and the Cosmological Principle

Reflections in Cosmology 8: The Principle of Containment

Reflections in Cosmology 9: On Cosmic Fine-tuning, Anthropic Principles and Multiverses

Reflections in Cosmology 10: Time and Its Arrow

Reflections in Cosmology 11: More on Containment, Multiverses and Free Will

Reflections in Cosmology 12: When Everything (Almost) Became Relative

Reflections in Cosmology 13: An Interesting Thought on Black Holes

Reflections in Cosmology 14: Misconceptions About Cosmic Expansion

Reflections in Cosmology 15: Where Have All the Energy Gone?

Reflections in Cosmology 16: Measuring the Universe

Reflections in Cosmology 17: Inflation Does Solve a Lot of Problems!

Reflections in Cosmology 18: Why is the Sky Dark at Night?

Reflections in Cosmology 19: Cosmogony and the Early Universe

Reflections in Cosmology 20: Cosmogeny and the Birth of the Universe

Reflections in Cosmology 21: Eschatology and the Death of the Universe

Reflections in Cosmology 22: Life in the Universe

Advertisements