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The poverty of dualism

Image: The statue of Descartes on the yard of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. Kind of demonstrating the problems of dualism.

With “dualism” I mean substance dualism, which is the opposite of monism, the view that our world is consisting of one substance. 1,599 more words

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Richard Dawkins' Inconsistent Reliance On Pragmatism

A very popular video on YouTube featuring Richard Dawkins is titled ‘Science Works, Bitches.’ It periodically makes the rounds on social media; as it does, Dawkins acolytes–in the video and on social media–applaud him as he ‘smacks down’ a questioner who inquires into the ‘justification’ for the scientific method. 545 more words


Cosmology and Convention (continued)

Note: this is a guest post by David Merritt, following on from his paper on the philosophy of science as applied to aspects of modern cosmology. 1,065 more words

Sci-Fi and Real Science: With a Terrible Fate at PAX East (video)

With a Terrible Fate was honored to present a panel at PAX East 2017, in which we spoke to a crowd of about 500 people about how to better understand the science-fiction storytelling of video games using real science. 90 more words

The problem with "Indigenous science"

Last month I was invited by Frances Widdowson, a faculty in the Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies at Mt. Royal University, in Calgary, to participate to… 2,259 more words

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