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Facts and Explanations

Some fifty years ago a physician at the Mayo Clinic, Bernard Forscher, wrote an allegoric letter to the editor of Science on a theme that Science Seen also explores (why science, and especially physics, is in trouble). His message―that data can block basic understanding―was pointed then. It is urgent now. Chaos in the Brickyard Once […]

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The Problem of Under-Determination

There are many versions of this ancient problem. Smolin’s version is not: Where’s the universe? Nor: When did it begin? It’s: How come there’s no reason why the universe is here and now instead of there and then? This argues a relational by contrast with an absolutist stance on space and time. The questions used […]