Tag Archives: Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye, with some Tyson thrown in

This video is  just wrong on so many levels.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you must watch it immediately!  (Unless you’re at work or something, then almost immediately.)  

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Tegmark’s Mathematical Universe Hypothesis

I recently read Max Tegmark’s latest book, ‘Our Mathematical Universe‘, about his views on multiverses and the ultimate nature of reality.  This is the fourth and final post in a series on the concepts and views he covers in the book. The … Continue reading

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Science, philosophy, and caution about what we think we know

What is the difference between science and philosophy?  While there are enterprises that are clearly in one or the other, the dividing line isn’t always a sharp one.  Science grew out of philosophy, particularly natural philosophy.  Some would say that … Continue reading

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Comet ISON and our lack of fear

Lots of people are excited about comet ISON and the spectacular show it will hopefully provide.  However, unlike most people throughout history, most of us do not regard it as an evil omen, an attack from an angry god, or … Continue reading

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