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The scientific foundation of intervention evaluation

In the post-replication-crisis world, people are increasingly arguing, that even applied people should actually know what they’re doing when they do what they call science. In this post I expand upon some points I made in… 1,522 more words

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Coding Information While Operators Fail to Commute. Drunken Risibility.

Suppose ∇ is a derivative operator on the manifold M. Then there is a (unique) smooth tensor field Rabcd on M such that for all smooth fields ξb, 296 more words

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Philosophy of Science


Introduction
Philosophy of Science is the study of the assumptions, foundations, and implications of natural science (which is usually taken to mean biology, chemistry, physics, earth science and astronomy, as opposed to social science which deals with human behaviour and society). 614 more words

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WHAT IS THE NATURE OF LIFE?

1: JAMES LOVELOCK AND THE VICKING PROBES .

In the early 1960s, NASA decides to build two Vicking probes in order to study an eventual life on Mars. 1,945 more words

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Textbook Review: Exploring Black Holes

I’m bringing a box of textbooks with me to Denmark. Most of them are for work: a few Quantum Field Theory texts I might use, a Complex Analysis book for when I inevitably forget how to do contour integration. 658 more words

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Erisology of Self and Will, Part 7: Closing Thoughts

This is the 7th and last part of a series adapted from my 2009 Bachelor’s Thesis in philosophy.

Part 1 introduced the series and its premise: there are two ways to look at the self — a scientific way and a traditional way — and transferring statements from one to the other has weird effects. 3,743 more words

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What is nothing?

Shakespeare had it right – there has been much ado about nothing, at least in the scientific world. In some of my previous posts I have advocated the use of the scientific method on more general topics, such as politics. 1,242 more words