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Scientific Bias

I heard someone on the radio yesterday say, “That’s the scientific bias: If you don’t know what causes something, then it doesn’t exist.” That is not the scientific bias. The scientific bias says no more and no less than, “If … Continue reading

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In General

All generalizations are either false or tautologous. The goal of science is to create new generalizations. The goal of philosophy is to demonstrate that said generalizations are either false or tautologous.  

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Reality Is My Religion

I can’t say that I believe in God, but I do believe that there is a real reality. Yes, I’ve heard about relativity and multiple universes and even the astral plane. And, yes, I understand that seen at a certain … Continue reading

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Check Out the Levels

I have a friend who, when I first met him, spent a lot of time making trompe l’oeil drawings (well, really doodles in the margins of lecture notes he was taking). One night he was showing us some of these … Continue reading

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Let It Rot

Some mad scientists treated wood with obscure fungi to decrease its density and thereby change its acoustical properties. They then had some violins built with this en-funginated wood and the sound produced therewith rivaled that of a Stradivarius. While I … Continue reading

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Is Science Satanic?

“Oh, who can wonder at that old reproach against science, that it is atheistical?” – from The Confidence-Man, by Herman Melville For a long time I’ve harbored the notion that enmity towards the Devil stems not from the bad things … Continue reading

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