The Speed of Light

It was not until man began to explore the universe with telescopes that he began to consider the question of the speed of light. In the early seventeenth century, the famous Italian scientist, Galileo, first attempted to measure the speed of light, unsuccessfully. But, about fifty years later, the Danish astronomer, Ole Römer, in 1676, measured the speed of light by […]

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The God Equation

All astronomical measurement is only possible using predictable cycles of motion.  A ‘Day’ is one turn of the Earth on its axis.  A ‘Year’ is one cycle of the Earth round the Sun.  There is also the moon’s cycle of 27.32 days, and Precession of the Equinoxes, which I will discuss later. Our measure of […]

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The Curious Concept of Direction

The curious concept of direction (N/S, E/W) is an abstract. It does not really exist. We have created it to anchor ourselves, as it were. East is not a location fixed on earth, even though we project this concept on maps. If East was fixed on earth, then East is a constantly moving location. This […]

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