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Who is a ‘Scientist’? (Part 3: Whewell’s Word)

October 12, 2012

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In the previous two posts in this series, I detailed what I considered to a valuable methodology for investigating the world, and (for want of a better term) dubbed those who hold these views to be ‘scientists‘. Given all the monotheist mathematicians, all the psychic psychologists, all the Scientologist seismologists, we have needed such a distinction for quite some […]

Scientific Theories According to Christianity – Number 2: Work

December 4, 2011

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Scientific Theories According to Christianity – Number 1: Buoyancy

October 21, 2011

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An Introduction to Theoretical Physics (Part 4 of 5)

October 20, 2011

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Introduction to Part 4 Now we have a solution for the tesseract, we could ask about still higher dimensions.  Rather than a case by case study, we might now aim at a general equation that tells you the resistance of a cube of identical resistors of any dimension.  We have a little experience with this when defining […]

An Introduction to Theoretical Physics (Part 2 of 5)

October 18, 2011

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Introduction to Part 2 In Part 1, the importance of abstraction was justified as a way to satisfy the human goal of knowing and predicting the most, while remembering the least.  It enables physicsists to describe the workings of the universe with a small collection of simple patterns. Satisifed that the resistor addition equations can be mathematically […]

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 […]

A Censorship Problem

September 16, 2011

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While on holiday in Boston MA, I was down a public street when I happened upon a DVD perched on a walled flower bed. Curious, I picked it up only to read ‘Understanding Islam’ on the cover. What I did next slightly bothers me. I put the CD in my pocket, flew it back to London […]

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