In my previous post, I derived and explained the general formula for the pattern generated by a light beam going through a slit or a circular aperture: the diffraction pattern. 2,604 more words
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I recently got into a debate with a friend, whose is a physics major, over the definition of science. He claimed that science is what we call the 813 more words
Autumn is upon us. A time of fruitfulness.Look closer.
What a beautiful one! It’s fair to say that what I, a human, observe as beauty is not necessarily aesthetic, yet is attractive, in the sense that it completes patterns and completes me as an observer. 102 more words
Pre-Print Introduction to SHPSC Special Issue Now Available: Psychical Research in the History and Philosophy of Science
The final pre-print article from the SHPSC special issue on psychical research, which I had the privilege of guest-editing, is now available online. Although it is not strictly meant as a normative contribution to the philosophy of science, I hope it will still be useful for philosophers interested in the demarcation problem. 181 more words
Arrow’s (Im)possibility Theorem is, and I think this is universally acknowledged, one of the great social science theorems of all time. I particularly love it because of its value when arguing with Popperians and other anti-theory types: the theorem is “untestable” in that it quite literally does not make any predictions, yet surely all would consider it a valuable scientific insight. 1,185 more words