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Global Warming Losing Heat?

The message of Dr. Bernard Forscher’s brick allegory is that data can obstruct the search for scientific explanation. Today we check a story about missing heat (recent fodder for climate-change denial). On the way to explanation we’ll see data being tweaked to say more than they should. (Data in my book is plural and datum […]

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The Problem of the Three Dimensions

The number of space dimensions may be the most fundamental thing about the universe. We see three. Reichenbach says rightly any other number would make this a useless place. The Problem is: Why three? Why not four or two or seven? Why any at all? Where do they come from, so to speak? Kant calls […]