- A hierarchy of science 2010-02-23
Reported today by FreeBSD’s ”fortune” program:Psychologists think they’re experimental psychologists.Experimental psychologists think they’re biologists.Biologists think they’re biochemists.Biochemists think they’re chemists.Chemists think they’re physical chemists.Physical chemists think they’re physicists.Physicists think they’re theoretical physicists.Theoretical physicists think …
- Science statements on “climate change” 2009-12-21
Simultaneously, found on the Independer:
Climate models, which is what the “scientists” use cannot produce evidence. They give a large number of “what if” scenarios. Picking one of these because it fits with the political message is snake-oil selling; not science.
Go check …
- A gentle introduction to Gödel’s theorem 2008-02-14
… as an annotation in issue #1845 of Irregular WebComic!.
As a fan of Hofstadter I recognize that this explanation work is truly a mastery of pedagogy. It introduces Gödel’s theorem and its impact smoothly and clearly, making it understandable to anyone with a basic understanding of science.
Instead of …