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Believe Them or Not Theorum - WIF Conspiracies

Interesting Theories

That Are Difficult

to Believe

Throughout history, there have been people who have tried to explain the complexity of the universe, and even something as basic as our everyday reality. 3,019 more words

History

Real Heroes Of Science: James Clerk Maxwell

People who watch way too much TV (like me) will certainly remember the “Real Men of Genius” commercials.  Here’s one of my personal favorites:

Local radio stations all over the country made parodies of these, as did sketch comics.  409 more words

Descartes at the Whipple

René Descartes (1596-1650) is best known now for his contributions to Philosophy, which were perhaps the most significant advances in philosophical thinking since the works of Plato and Aristotle over a thousand years prior, and which set the agenda for European philosophical thought even through to the modern day. 453 more words

Philosophy

James Clerk Maxwell: Light in Nature and in Faith

The Scotch physicist James Clerk Maxwell FRS FRSE (13 June 1831 in Edinburgh – 5 November 1879 in Cambridge) was one of the chief figures among 19th century physicists. 626 more words

Scientist

Inside Knowledge: Why We Like to Know Useless Stuff

This blog post has the same title as a Feature article by Daniel Cossins in the 1 Apr 2017 New Scientist. The author notes that knowledge is more than just information.  458 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Mrs Wedderburn’s Abigail

This month’s curio is a piece of stranded knitting worked by the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79) for his paternal aunt, Mrs Isabella Wedderburn, when he was about 12 years old. 589 more words

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