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Physics, Empirical Evidence, and David Hume

A recent New York Times opinion piece, “A Crisis at the End of Science,” raises the somewhat-unexpected question of whether “physicists need empirical evidence to confirm their theories.” This is unexpected because empirical confirmation has been the foundation of the natural sciences since the beginnings of modern science. 911 more words

Philosophy

'New era' in physics as world's biggest particle smasher cranks up

From Channel NewsAsia, June 2015

The tests with collisions of 13 teraelectonvolts (TeV) came after a sweeping two-year revamp of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), used to prove the existence of the Higgs Boson – which confers mass and is also known as the God particle. 584 more words

Technology

The End of the Beginning

When I began this blog in early October of last year, I had no idea what to expect and only a slight idea of what I wanted to write about. 387 more words

Animals

dumb science

The Large Hadron Collider: A scientific divice that is able to make huge amounts of money disappear in a pointless endeavour. That’s clever.

Life

My Kinda Future Super Car Concept

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Future

Hopped-Up Particle Accelerator Poised to Venture into the Realm of Exotic Physics

Physicists are getting antsy. Their most highly prized tool for studying the smallest bits of nature—the Large Hadron Collider(LHC) particle accelerator—has been shut down since the end of 2012 for $163 million worth of upgrades.

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