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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

Book Review

What's Behind the Science in Science Fiction Part 5: The Matter - Consciousness Interface

Now we’re getting to the good stuff and I hope you can see why I gave you all that background information leading up to it. In order to fully appreciate something, whether it’s good music or literature, you need a foundation, no matter how rudimentary it may be. 946 more words


A Tale of Two Juries: Why We All Trust Science

By Julien Musolino
Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University

Francis Bacon, one of the fathers of the scientific revolution, warned us in the early 17th century that without the methods and instruments of science, the human mind isn’t perfectly calibrated to deliver truths about the objective world. 615 more words

Science & Nature

ways of thinking - richard feynman

Physicist Richard Feynman wonders about the different ways in which different people think about things.

From the BBC TV series ‘Fun to Imagine’ (1983).

What Is Yoga

I Should Have Made That Look Harder

Rodney, before you go, do you have a wrench that will fit down my garbage disposal?

Maybe. . .Let me see it. Why do you want a wrench to fit down your garbage disposal?

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