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Hawking and the End of Physics

Is physics ending? Serious people say so, not always seriously. Are they right and should we care? In 1996 American science writer John Horgan wrote a book, The End of Science. His thesis was that all the big stuff has been done already, that what he calls ‘the primordial human quest to understand the universe […]

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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 […]