Monday, November 25, 2013

Heavenly portrait of a humble galaxy

"Anemic galaxy" NGC4921
image NASA APOD Hubble Legacy Archive
Another Space Theology bookmark Spiral Galaxy NGC4921

What amazing pictures that little orbiting camera up there has been taking of the near and far Universe!

We are being spoiled by the good people at APOD.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Creation of heavy atoms in the Universe

Heavy Black Hole Jets in 4U1630-47
The depicted artist's view of the jet together with APOD experts explanation of what is going on is a prime example of the significance of visual data in the study of Universe.

The concepts are difficult, the math beyond the reach of ordinary mortals, but images like the one above created by M. Weiss make the description of a cosmic mechanism much more understandable.

It is not "just" an artists view based on assumptions and imagination. Rather, it is a careful and accurate visual composition of data combined from images taken using CSIRO’s Compact Array of radio telescopes in eastern Australia, and the European Space Agency's Earth-orbiting XMM-Newton satellite.

Another day of learning in the Universe

Thank you good folks at APOD!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Theology of Science

Plato (428-328 BC)
A Philosopher of Science
with enormous impact also on Theology
image wikimedia

The philosophy of science is concerned with all the assumptions, foundations, methods, implications of science, and with the use and merit of science.

This discipline sometimes overlaps metaphysics, ontology and epistemology, viz., when it explores whether scientific results comprise a study of truth.

In addition to these central problems of science as a whole, many philosophers of science consider problems that apply to particular sciences (e.g. philosophy of biology or philosophy of physics).

Some philosophers of science also use contemporary results in science to reach conclusions about philosophy.

Philosophy of science has historically been met with mixed response from the scientific community. Though scientists often contribute to the field, many prominent scientists have felt that the practical effect on their work is limited.

Well written!

Fair enough!

In this context what I have been doing in Space Theology and in other writings can indeed be called Theology of Science.

Not less than Philosophy of Science it deals with the issues of truth and Truth.

And one may well say that "many prominent scientists have felt that the practical effect on their work is limited". For deeper understanding of Philosophy and especially of Theology is not that common among highly specialized top scientists who are trained in their own specific fields of study and having little if any time to concentrate on subjects beyond their chosen field of research.