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To be or not to be, that is the question

March 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“The most useful measure of information content is the number of distinct yes-no questions the information can answer.” — Brian Greene, The Hidden Reality Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Does the ‘god particle’ surf?

March 8th, 2012 · No Comments

“General summaries often emphasize that science is about finding regularities in the workings of the universe, explaining how the regularities both illuminate and reflect underlying laws of nature, and testing the purported laws by making predictions that can be verified or refuted through further experiment and observation.  Reasonable though the description may be, it glosses […]

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It works in a pinch

March 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

“Conviction is a good motive, but a bad judge.” — Albert Einstein, 1917 (quoted in The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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So let’s not know anything

February 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“In the grand scheme of things, everything we know points toward human beings not occupying a privileged position.” — Brian Greene, The Hidden Reality Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

February 27th, 2012 · No Comments

“The art of physics lies in deciding what to ignore.” — Brian Greene, The Hidden Reality Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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At least some of them

February 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“If the laws you have prove mutually incompatible, then—clearly—the laws you have are not the right laws.” — Brian Greene, The Hidden Reality Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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The voyage and the view

February 25th, 2012 · No Comments

“What’s gratifying about being human, what’s exciting about being part of the scientific enterprise, is our ability to use analytical thought to bridge vast distances, journeying to outer and inner space… it is the depth of our understanding, acquired from our lonely vantage point in the inky black stillness of a cold and forbidding cosmos, […]

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