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  1. #1 D.669: Neopallium 
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    Just announcing my new blog which will hopefully spread the knowledge of cosmology and all related fields. Its non-profit so its not a plug for money or anything like that, its purely for the noble gain of spreading the message about space!

    Visit: http://hicexsistoeverto.wordpress.com/

    Thanks all, would love to have comments and discussions going on too so feel free to comment on the articles or here on the science forum!

    Enjoy!


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      The site shows how dangerous it can be to generalise in astronomy. Of 3 articles, 2 go against accepted wisdom. One where the centre of a galaxy is the major birth place of new stars instead of the arms of the galaxy and a magnetar, a neutron star with forty times the mass of our sun, which has not become a black hole.


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      Thanks Cyberia. Thats exactly it, some astronomers want to classify certain physical parts of the cosmos into neat tidy little boxes and put them on a shelf to collect dust.

      But what we now know, or are beginning to know, is that the Universe is very complex, constantly evolving and throwing new science and new mechanisms at us all the time.

      I hope you enjoyed reading, and I'm very happy you read!

      And genuinely thanks a million for the feedback!
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      Michael, this isn't how we do it here. I'll let this thread stand, but two others have been removed. We don't mind if you link to your blog or even repost some of the material from your blog, but please don't spam us with links to your blog with little to no actual discussion here.

      We're a discussion forum and it is generally polite in such forums to post some content and show a willingness to participate if you're going to share links to your own site.

      I'm fine with you cross-posting your original content for readers here and linking to your blog. Or even a summary of your posts with a link. But it's got to be more than a sentence or two if you want the link. You might even consider linking back to us from your site.
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      Hi to Admin.

      Apologies for posting numerous times. I posted the links to articles I had written and was hoping for feedback and such like. I didnt mean to cause any problems.

      My blog is adfree so it wasnt for the financial gain, I'm interested in the Richard Dawkings Foundation for the Publib Understanding of Science, and was just looking to spread knowledge.

      Again, sorry for a breech of the rules.

      I will definately be looking into linking back to the scienceforum. Im going to work on that now as reconciliation!
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      No worries!

      I figured it wasn't financial-gain spam (those sorts get vanquished rather quickly!) but I also wanted to make sure we're getting a fair shake.

      I'm always ready to help a fellow science blogger. My suggestion would be to give us shorter versions of your posts here to see what discussion you get. Members of the forum will see your blog link in your signature and you wont have to worry -they'll click it if they're truly interested.

      You could even blog about discussions you had here. Something like, "at a forum I participate in, some of the members have said....." then use this as a starting point for your own opinion and commentary. I've had some success with that in the past. I've actually cross-posted a few articles on interesting topics between my blog and other forums. And the blog is always a good resource for material when a discussion heads down a path you've already written on. You can copy/paste words you've already written on your blog and insert them into discussions where relevant (and vice-versa for that matter).

      You'll find that some people are blog-readers and some people are forum-readers and rarely stray from one to the other (the rest do both), so there's no problem with posting content in both realms.

      The one thing I notice about forum content, however, is that there is an optimal quantity of words regardless of how interesting the content. Too short and people skip right over; too long and people skip right over. If your content fills the screen on a forum, it's probably too much (whereas this might be right for a blog). So, shorter, summarized versions of what you might post on your blog (with a mention that more is available on your blog) is probably just right.

      I shall stop now lest I exceed that optimal limit :-)
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      Thanks Carl!

      Its all pretty awesome advice, and I'm only three days into my blogging experience (I have done one before about 2 years ago, but not very successful)

      I'm definately going to take your advice and put it to good use!

      Oh and I particularly enjoyed your article on the pseudoarchaeology of john the baptist!! So I fully recommend to anyone else reading these forums!
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      Hopefully I will be adding two more posts today, one on Quantum Gravity and one on IS (inspired from these here forums). Picking up speed now, its going great and I'm really pleased.
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      New article up: Exploring the theory of the inflaton.

      http://hicexsistoeverto.wordpress.co...-the-universe/
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      Inflation is used to explain the smoothness of the universe. If you toss a penny up a million times, in theory you should end up with very close to equal heads and tails because minor runs will iron themselves out.

      If you have a ball of material expanding without bias into literally nothing, then all perturbations should balance out too. I see no need for inflation.
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      Well the thing is Cyberia

      If you have a ball of material expanding without bias into literally nothing, then all perturbations should balance out too.
      is not quite true. One would expect, on the basis of the physics of the Big Bang, a highly curved, heterogeneous universe...a theory of inflation is need to explain why the universe appears flat, homogeneous and isotropic.

      There is every need for the theory of inflation! :-D
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      What are the biases in the big bang that would cause inequality?
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      Cyberia, I think you need to view the early stages of the Universe from the perspective of the indistinguishability of different forces, as opposed to thinking of it as some simplistic baloon, the bias would come from limitations within the primordial Universe. With your theory the the universe would have to have started from very finely tuned, or "special" initial conditions at the Big Bang, something which is very unlikely.

      Perhaps read up on the Horizon problem??
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      An article documenting the recent discoveries by the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array (VLT), headed by Norbert Werner of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California, of the eruption of a galactic "supervolcano" in the massive galaxy M87.

      http://hicexsistoeverto.wordpress.co...g-with-x-rays/

      Enjoy!
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      Just to update on my blog, I have added lots more content and would appreciate the support via comments and subscriptions.

      Some of my most recent topics have been quite successful, but I am still looking for more readers!

      Thanks again! :-D

      (The link to my blog is in the signature)
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      Hi

      Just to update people, the site has now been re-vamped and can be found at:

      http://carinaemajoris.wordpress.com/

      I think it looks much better than the old blog site, any comments and improvements would be ideal.

      I'M ALSO LOOKING FOR CO-AUTHORS, SO IF YOUR INTERESTED JUST PM OR EMAIL ME AT:

      m.j.k.roberts-amri@warwick.ac.uk

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