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By Mike Gold 

Off Kilter | Our place in the universe


Last updated 12/11/2019 at 12:36pm

The title of this article comes, of all places, from that old rock and roll song: Up on the Roof – by the Drifters. The words from the song are (in part): “On the roof, it's peaceful as can be, and there the world below can't bother me.”

Cosmologists (and we’re talking scientists who examine the cosmos – not people who do your nails) study, among other things, the origin of the universe. This is a very weighty subject. It requires studying scientific data, theoretical physics, and other disciplines. Then, after your read and study all of this, you have to remove yourself from dail...

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