Augustine, the Nature of Infinity and Humanity’s Quest Into Space

By Bob Arnold The theologian and philosopher Saint Augustine (354-430 AD) was one of those rare historical personages who successfully grappled with the issues of the nature of infinity: the so-called ontological paradox. What has this to do with humanity’s current quest to colonize space? I hope to convince you that the life and writings…

The Coming Revolutions In Science Driven By The Chinese-Russian Alliance

A new set of revolutions in science is underway, driven by Russia and China’s alliance and most people have no clue. China recently announced that one of the largest cosmic radiation observatories will become functional by the end of 2019. This observatory, that will give humanity greater insight into the history of our universe is located in…

The Spirit of Apollo-Soyuz Is Alive… With the Russia/China Space Alliance

By Matthew Ehret Forty five years ago, Cold Warriors in the Pentagon and CIA shook their fists angrily at the stars- and for good reason. On July 17, 1975 the first international handshake was occurring in space between Russian Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov and American astronaut Thomas Stafford as the first official act kicking off the…

China’s Sputnik Moment Kindles a New Spark of Hope for the World

By Matthew Ehret It was once believed in the west that the future would be beautiful, just, and as plentiful as it was peaceful. Under John F. Kennedy’s bold leadership the idea of space exploration was more than a simple “space race” or plopping a human being on the moon “within the decade and returning…

Can NASA’s ‘Artemis Accords’ Spark a U.S.-Russia Alliance?

By Matthew Ehret The May 30 successful launch of America’s first manned launch since 2011 ushers in a hopeful new age of exploration and cooperation which is desperately needed during this period of profound international turmoil and crisis. While many onlookers were inspired by this milestone, too few truly appreciate the broader strategy of which…

Can China’s Long March 4 Revive the Spirit of JFK?

China’s successful launch of its Long March 5 Rocket on December 26 was a powerful reminder of humanity’s true mission and higher nature as a species of reason and discovery which came at just the right moment as China/US tensions have fallen to new lows in recent months. For those who may not be aware, the Long…

The Plasma Universe and Max Planck’s Musical Space-Time Revisited

By Matthew Ehret Near the end of 2019, signals arrived to Earth from the Voyager 2 spacecraft which have shaken the foundations of modern physics, and brought into question what are the forces and principles shaping the space time of stars within galaxies (and implicitly galaxies within clusters of galaxies). The data which NASA scientists…

RTF Symposium: “The Universe, Creativity and You”

Do we live in a world of scarcity and limits? Or do we live in a world of creative potential? Is humanity a closed system or an open system? These questions have animated the thinking of scientists and philosophers for thousands of years and strikes at the very heart of the nature of humanity and…