Science, Religion, and the Big Bang

Physicists used to think that the universe had existed forever, unchangingly, because that’s what their observations of the night sky suggested. Needless to say, this view clashed with the “origin” or “creation” stories of most major religions, which hold that the universe had a beginning. So it’s not surprising that it was a Catholic priest,…

A Polarizing Discovery About the Big Bang!

A Polarizing Discovery About the Big Bang!

Light is a wave, and as it travels it does its “waving” along a certain direction – its polarization. Polarization, among other things, heavily influences the way light bounces and scatters – that’s why horizontally polarized light reflects off of a lake or car windshield, which in turn is why sunglasses with a vertical polarizing…