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Do you think a lot about scientific predictions?
A couple of weeks ago Alex Broadbent gave a talk in our seminar series on the history and philosophy of science and medicine. The point of the talk was a philosophical one, what is a good prediction? He was interested … Continue reading
Posted in New ideas Tagged evolution, philosophy, Philosophy of science, Prediction, scientific method Comments Off on Do you think a lot about scientific predictions?
What is academic success?
When you click on a region on Google maps under satellite view it will first come in fuzzy. If it is a well-covered area, it will gradually come into focus in amazing detail. Other less popular regions never come into … Continue reading
Follow up and new topic questions after seminars
Few things are as deflating as pouring your soul into a talk, then having no questions at the end as your audience scrambles to escape. At some level, it might be your fault. Perhaps you left too little time for … Continue reading
Posted in Seminars Tagged Lawrence M. Krauss, philosophy, questions, seminar, talks 1 Comment
Why blurry vision helps with big ideas
My friend Cin-Ty Lee has always claimed that poor vision has helped make him the exceptional birder that he is. He claims that because he cannot pick out every detail instantly he has to look at the whole bird in … Continue reading
Posted in New ideas Tagged big ideas, Biology, creativity, ecology, Ed Wilson, history, microbes, organismality, philosophy, Robert MacArthur 9 Comments