In her paper ‘Causality and Determination’, G.E.M. Anscombe gives an example of an indeterministic causal relation that was mentioned by the physicist Richard Feynman. It goes as follows: 2,254 more words
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Interesting comment, coming from a scientist, isn’t it? But certainly, to be able to uncover fresh ideas and investigate new realities, you have to be open to what you don’t know, and even the possibility that you won’t know…As you start your week, try to cultivate this “beginner’s mind,” as we often call this perspective in mindfulness. 95 more words
“if you want to understand something well, explain it”
Part of the reason I’ve decided to write this blog is that to be able discuss or explain things in any meaningful way requires an understanding of the subject, and through writing blog posts I can not only share topics that interest me, but I can gain a deeper understanding of and retention for the topics. 376 more words
The “field” concept is a useful theoretical construct in physics. Fields can be quantized. The electromagnetic field consists of quanta known as photons. In QFT (Quantum Field Theory) the elementary particles are thought of as quanta of their respective field. 630 more words
I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.
― Richard Feynman