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Reinventing Science

Science "explains things" in various ways. You can start with initial conditions, and apply laws of motion (classical kinematics). Or you can predict things via evolving probabilities (quantum mechanics). Or you can find emergent laws (thermodynamics). Or ... - There are many different modes of explanation. Recently, David Deutsch invented a new one: Constructor Theory. [more inside]
posted by andrewcooke on Aug 8, 2015 - 21 comments

I'm certain this isn't a dupe and that it follows the guidelines.

Why it's good to be wrong. Unless, I'm wrong about that.
posted by Obscure Reference on Jun 28, 2013 - 12 comments

Not another innocuous Internet quiz

Errol Morris (previously) would like to know if you are an optimist or a pessimist. [more inside]
posted by Doktor Zed on Jul 12, 2012 - 28 comments

Stories of How the World Didn't End

John Michael Greer, blogging at The Archdruid Report, has recently been rounding off his entries with stories of end-of-the-world predictions that did not come true. [more inside]
posted by Ipsifendus on Feb 21, 2012 - 8 comments

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