Category: ecology

Extinction and the History of Life

Total Share: 00000Follow Us     This planet is the one planet in our solar system that is capable of supporting life and like everything in the universe, life, like the planet earth also has a history that stretches back billions of years starting from its inevitable if still mysterious origin to all the current [Continue]

The Other Side of the Second Law

Total Share: 00000Follow Us The science of thermodynamics is the science that studies energy, it’s ability to transform into different forms, and the difference between energy that is useful from energy that is useless.  Indeed energy comes in a variety of forms such as gravitational energy, kinetic energy  or energy of movement, and the energy [Continue]

That Unlikely Poison, Oxygen

Total Share: 00000Follow Us       Of all the planets in our solar system, there is only one planet that we know that has an atmosphere of about 21% oxygen and in such abundance that if possible it could not only be detected from afar but if it was it would stand out as [Continue]

Energy, Life, and the Second Law

Total Share: 00000Follow Us     This physical universe is a universe dominated not just by matter but by energy. Energy is something that is real yet intangible unlike matter and energy is really the ability to do work. That would include the ability to lift a rock against the field of gravity where the [Continue]