Category Archives: Philosophy

Physicists can’t solve nothing

From the opening section of a book on the many-body problem: “It might be noted here, for the benefit of those interested in exact solutions, that there is an alternative formulation of the many-body problem, i.e., how many bodies are … Continue reading

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Review of “Anthropic Bias Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy”

I’m going to do the unthinkable: on a site entitled Research Reviews, I’ll actually be reviewing some research! Before you die of shock, let me assure you that I will not be reviewing what generally comes to mind when people … Continue reading

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Logic and Reason: How scientific reasoning doesn’t come naturally

One of the interesting things I came across as an undergrad was research in psychology on when and why natural human reasoning abilities work against, rather than for us, or how we are not inclined to think as rationally as … Continue reading

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Raphael Lataster or How “scholarship” reached a new low

I was spending my weekly hours catching up to date on fields that have the least to do with my own, and became rather irritated. It’s bad enough when scientists who are trained in the application of statistical methods to … Continue reading

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TIME magazine, aliens, and why SETI is a waste

How I discovered Alien Reading Material via SETI: The Search for Edible Things that are Inexpensive There are untold numbers of planets and celestial bodies in general scattered across a universe vaster than we can contemplate. How could anyone doubt … Continue reading

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Double AND Nothing: The Return of The Cantor Set

Hopefully we all remember Cantor as the guy to blame for ruining lives by delving too deeply into infinity. In addition to showing that some infinite sets are “larger” than others, we have a graphical representation of something called the … Continue reading

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Infinity: Paradoxes in logic, math, physics, and blog posts

I would like to be somewhat less than infinitely boring. So I have no intentions of referring to limits at infinity from calculus, or infinite divisibility of some unit of distance or time. I would like to bring something new … Continue reading

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