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I'm afraid of being shoved in a box: On being diagnosed

I hate being labeled. When I joined Facebook, I refused to answer most of those profile questions. I always feel like there’s more to me than these categories can convey. 1,199 more words


I’m Theoretically a Theoretical Physicist . . . . In Theory

Time for a little confession. I nearly flunked my college physics courses. Well, maybe I wasn’t close to flunking, but it sure felt like I was. 576 more words

Futurism And The Tomorrow Mill

Science and Faith: An Encounter with A Brief History of Time

  I have just finished rereading A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking. What a marvelous book! Hawking explains ideas beautifully, almost convincing me that I understand what he is saying. 1,104 more words


The double slit experiment and the utter strangeness of quantum mechanics

Occasionally I remark about how illogical quantum mechanics is.  Sometimes people either insist that it is logical, or simply assert some simple explanation that shows they don’t really get how utterly strange this stuff is. 166 more words


The Meaning of It All - Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist



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The Uncertainty of Science

I WANT TO ADDRESS myself directly to the impact of science on man’s ideas in other fields, a subject Mr.

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Why so Skeptical?

There is a reason, a simple one, why I hold to the rules of argument and standards of evidence that I do, and not just ‘accept’ important claims without any reason: To do otherwise would be dishonest, as I’d be fooling first myself and then others in promoting nonsense disguised as fact. 44 more words


Book 148: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman

Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman

Finished reading on August 1st, 2014

Rating: 10/10

I got this book on a hot summer’s day, right after which I had to read a whole chapter out loud in a café, as it is really entertaining and quite funny right from the start. 174 more words

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