Browsing All posts tagged under »feynman«

Double Twit Experiment – What Brian Cox Gets Wrong

December 23, 2011

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If you missed Brian Cox’s ‘A Night With The Star’ on Sunday’s BBC2 at 9pm, here it is: ————————- When I used to teach secondary school physics, I was very disturbed by the reverence in which Cox was held (so to speak) by teachers and students alike. I think the appreciation he receives is indicative of most what is… [Read more…]

What is Strange About Quantum Physics? [Part 1: Random]

September 20, 2011

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Al and the Casino Al doesn’t know why he still plays this game.  Before picking up the dice, he’s hesitant how to bet.  Not due to any anxiety; he couldn’t be calmer.  It’s the realization of his thorough indifference to ‘craps’ that makes him pause to reassess. “Why bother playing, when there’s no way of telling what’s… [Read more…]

C. S. Lewis’ Miraculous Error

July 13, 2011

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If I put six pennies into a drawer on Monday and six more on Tuesday, the laws decree that – other things being equal – I shall find twelve pennies there on Wednesday.  But if the drawer is has been robbed I may in fact find only two.  Something will have been broken (the lock of… [Read more…]

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