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What does science history teach us?

Now there’s a question to stop up and reflect upon, assuming of course that you have received instruction in the historical aspects of natural philosophy. Then again you may not have. 1,071 more words

Thermodynamics

Is crowdsourcing good for us?

Last week I was listening in on a fascinating conversation between a group of research mathematicians about Polymath.  Polymath is a community of massively collaborative online mathematical projects which is achieving impressive results and is widely cited as an exemplar of the benefits of crowd sourcing. 322 more words

History Of Science