Being the farthest planet has made it difficult to study Pluto, Adding to the obscurity of this strange planet is that the capability to send spacecraft such distances has never been achieved. Through the wonders of science and astronomy, there are many things that can be determined, concluded, and hypothesized about this obscure planet. Pluto’s discovery was actually a fortunate accident. Clyde Tombaugh was searching for a ninth planet to explain inconsistencies in the orbits of Neptune and Uranus. Once further research was done regarding Pluto it was determined that the size of Pluto was too small to account for the irregularities of the orbits.
Most of Democritus’s writings were ignored and none survive today in their original form due to being disliked by Plato. Although, some believe that he was the father of modern science. In 1808, an English school teacher and scientist named John Dalton proposed a modern atomic theory. Dalton suggested the idea of the atom as being the smallest particle or building block that created all other materials that is around us. He developed the idea, but he was not sure what role they played in environment and other objects.
The Fermi Paradox and Implications In 1950, a man, Enrico Fermi, during a lunch break conversation he causally asked his co-workers an interesting question, “where is everybody”. (Howell, 2014) By which he meant, since there are over a million planets which are proficient enough to support life and possibly some sort of intelligent species, so how come no one has visited earth? This became known as The Fermi Paradox, which came from his surname and two Greek words, para meaning contrary and Doxa meaning opinion, about a 100 years ago. (Webb 2002) A paradox arises when you set undisputable evidence and then a certain conclusion contradicts the idea. For example, Fermi realized that extra-terrestrials have had a large amount of time to appear
However, the argument has a number of flaws which damage its credibility. Firstly, there is no real evidence that robots are cheaper to maintain in space compared to humans. This is because there is no statistical information to justify this point. Amitai Etzioni is also a sociologist, someone who studies the society and social behaviour, resulting in him having no real experience in this topic further reducing the reliability of his article because of his lack of expertise on this topic. Ron Garan, a fighter pilot and astronaut, wrote an article explaining how space exploration can benefit the planet by helping solve problems in developing countries.
The idea of a spherical earth was introduced by Greek astronomy, specifically Pythagoras. The main element that proved this new theory was Columbus and his travels. A limitation to this example is that now days the idea of the world being flat is a myth and not seen as a scientific idea so it might not be seen as natural sciences or knowledge but rather a myth in history. In the natural scienc... ... middle of paper ... ... race are still unknown to a lot of sciences and to the common public. The quote “that which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow” can be seen as true to an extent.
Most people have always thought or have been told that Aliens are little, green slimy creatures that have huge heads and bulging eyeballs. Or they think of small, hairless beings in one-piece gray or silver jumpsuits. That theory maybe true in little kids books, and make-believe stories, but Aliens actually can closely resemble humans. Aliens aren’t like robots, made of metal with stiff, jerky movements and they don’t have glowing eyes of huge bubble-like headgear. They aren’t like fish of lizards with scales and reptile-like skin, and they aren’t tall and furry with sharp teeth like big foot or Chewbacca.
Between the common scientist, philosopher, and any other in-depth thinker, skepticism tends to lead some of their most prevalent thoughts. It is understandable though largely due to the idea of relativity. When Einstein and Newton formulated the laws of relativity, skepticism became graspable rather easily because we realized how little we really know and even what we do know may not really be accurate. Visible light has wavelengths ranging from about 300nm to 650nm so humans can only physically see about 350nm of light. The whole spectrum ranges from 10 megameters to 1 picometer, which means humans only see slightly more than zero percent of the light spectrum.
While Newton was discovering hypothesis and experimenting, so was Albert but he didn’t start until later. In collage Albert was considered lazy and stupid. Newton and Albert practically studied the same thing, but just at different times. Such as light and its colors, motion, science in general, space and the universe, gravity was a really big one. They also studied orbit and calculus.
Gods From Outer Space This was a very interesting book to read. Erich Von Daniken is the author, whose previous works include "The Chariots of the Gods" and "The Gold of the Gods" which in actuality was published after this one. This book right off the bat goes into some detail about our author. It specifically says "Erich Von Daniken is not a scholar. He is an autodidact, someone who is self taught.
Space travel is solely molded around the current economy, and is directly correlated to its fluctuation. Next, there are countless reasons to reach out to the universe--all going back to the theories of creation, and the facts known about the natural world. Man fears what they do not know. So, the most basic reason to explore what we don’t know is so that we might hope to fear what we know appropriately-- if at all. History may be in the past but it will always be the one deciding factor of our future.