The Universe is fascinating, and so are the people in it. You can read my writing, about the Universe and my experience of it, on my medium blog, including a series of 8 posts that ask, “WTF is up with the Universe?”
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Modern cosmology is built on ideas that, while true, make absolutely no sense. Based on a talk I gave at Astronomy on Tap, I wrote a series of posts about our weird AF Universe.
Be warned: they contain adult language. Lots of it.
Partially because the Universe makes no sense, cosmology is full of philosophical puzzles that can’t be answered within the process of science itself, which I argued in a piece for Aeon magazine: “Why cosmology without philosophy is like a ship without a hull.”
What is space? Axios gathered 4 experts - a philosopher, a theoretical physicist, a mathematician, and an astrophysicist (me) - to weigh in on the issue in under 200 words. My answer: space is not a thing.
While not technically a piece of writing, I enjoyed giving a video interview for this Mashable reel, “Journey through the Multiverse,” in which I talk about the different ways to make a multiverse and how it makes people uncomfortable.