Category Archives: Philosophy of Science
That’s a question I got on twitter just now after the Feynman gig from @elainepixie. I said (broken down into 140 character chunks): One definition of “nothing” is “vacuum”, by which physicists mean “lowest energy state”. That exists. But in … Continue reading
At The Guardian.
Also at The Guardian It is a beautiful thing that Peter Higgs did. He took a very complicated description of reality that explained some things so well it could not be ignored, and utterly failed to explain other things, things … Continue reading
Paul Dirac: The Matrix has you. At The Guardian.
Bending of light by dark matter is a vital observational tool in cosmology. So if you are going to use cosmology to accuse financial institutions of a “blind faith in maths”, you might at least google it first. At The … Continue reading
Also at The Guardian. I gather that my last post wasn’t very popular- I emailed it to my mother and she emailed me back with a story about Benedict Cumberbatch (it was a good one) and thanks for the advent … Continue reading
At The Guardian PS “Speak My Brains”, hat-tip to the Day Today.