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Dwarf Satellite Galaxies. III. The dwarfs of Andromeda

Like the Milky Way, our nearest giant neighbor, Andromeda (aka M31), has several dozen dwarf satellite galaxies. A few of these were known and had measured velocity dispersions at the time of my… 2,856 more words


Is there a crisis of objectivity in science and social science?

This essay is a summary of some of the ideas connected to the question raised in the title. It focuses on disputes connected to methodology in scientific inquiry. 284 more words

Political Philosophy

Have you got what it takes to form a scientific theory?

Making a scientific theory is actually more difficult than you might think. The first step involves surveying what knowledge is already available. That comes in two subsets: the actual observational data and the interpretation of what everyone thinks that set of data means. 1,161 more words