Universe Essay Examples

The Next Generation Space Telescope

For decades the Hubble Telescope has played a pivotal role in astronomy’s history.  However, by 2013, the Hubble may pail in comparison to the Next Generation Space Telescope.  Now known as the James Webb Space Telescope, scientists are hopeful that this Hubble upgrade will prove beneficial in advancing space discovery.  This infrared, observation device named… View Article

Descartes and Hume’s Infinity

The word infinity refers to several concepts but all pertains to something that is without bound or endless. Most of the time, it is used in the field of mathematics but the concept is also used in several other fields including philosophy. This paper will try to study Rene Descartes and David Hume’s concepts and… View Article

Thermodynamics Laws and Life

Introduction The universe is governed by the laws of thermodynamics. In other words, it affects the everyday lives of human beings. Every moment  a man exists, performs his daily activities or interacts with objects around him like every time he walks or drives a car or turn on an air conditioner, or use an electrical… View Article

Two Milestones In The History Of Space Exploration

The subject of space conquest has been a very interesting aspect of human history for the past few decades. Although to date, we already use advanced technologies, high-powered telescopes, satellites and spacecrafts, it would still be helpful for us to look back through time and consider the beginnings of space exploration. We will do this… View Article

Universe in 1850-1914

Science in the period of the later half of the 19th century to the early years of 20th provides a rather busy picture for the scientific community in identifying the extent of the universe. In the previous generations, the universe was perceived to be an only small patch of space occupied by some considerable amount… View Article

Big Bang Theory Development

The Theory of the Big Bang started from observations and scientific facts. The Big Bang theory states that after the “Big Bang” the universe expanded from its original pea-sized origin to astronomical proportions, and the expansion of the universe still continues today but at a much slower rate. In the twentieth century many scientific developments… View Article

Stargazing and Solar Viewing

Introduction Education is universally recognized as one of the most fundamental building blocks for human development and poverty reduction. When given the opportunity to learn, people are empowered to contribute fully to the development of their lives, their communities, and their countries. Its impact on the economy, manpower and progress of any country cannot be… View Article

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy starts with Earthman Arthur Dent facing the demolition of his house to make way for a motorway bypass. He was then met by hi friend Ford Prefect who had three things to tell him: He was an alien from Beetlegeuse, He was a writer for the Hitchhikers Guide to… View Article

Time Travel

Most people are familiar with the idea of wormholes in space. Try to imagine the universe as a balloon. When you pick two spots on the balloon and push toward the center, you can make those two points meet with no space between them. To imply that idea was true for the universe would mean… View Article

About Time

When introducing his book, author Adam Frank tells us that he is setting out to “unfold the grandest conception of the universe we human beings have been able to imagine and explore. At the same time embracing our most intimate and most personal experience of the world — the very frame of human life. ”… View Article

Ultimate Reality: Plato vs Aristotle

Merrium-webster. com defines ultimate reality as “something that is the supreme, final, and fundamental power in all reality”. Although not mentioned in depth in Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle does believe in an ultimate reality; a god-like ‘prime mover’ that set everything into motion. Surprisingly similar, Plato uses reflection and reason to deductively determine that there is… View Article

The Definition of Reality

The quote which Christof made in the movie “The Truman Show” depicts the narrow-mindedness of the human brain the inability to search for the truth. Humans get used to the idea of a particular habit of living, which disables them from reaching the ultimate truth. Therefore, reality is the achievement of the questioning of the… View Article

The First-Cause Argument: Why I am Not a Christian

In Bertrand Russell’s “Why I am Not a Christian” in the first-cause argument he states that If everything has a cause, why do we assume God has no cause. If God has no cause then we can not assume that everything has a cause. For instance the universe might as well not have a cause… View Article

Religion Gives Meaning to Life

Pojman’s conclusion is that religion gives life meaning, whereas a secular life is not significant to the way we view our world. He argues that autonomy is freedom with no restrictions and religion gives meaning and purpose to life, even though there are some sacrifices to our freedom. He says there has to be an… View Article