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December 2018

Popular Science

By |2018-12-24T09:13:07+00:00December 10th, 2018|PFH2|

Science has become synonymous for “truthful.” This has led people to try to emulate science without following the scientific method. Some have even started calling themselves “scientists” and used their titles to give their statements more meaning. Likewise, expressions such as “pseudoscience” have become an insult. What is the role of the word “science” in [...]

November 2018

Occam’s Razor

By |2018-12-24T09:13:07+00:00November 26th, 2018|PFH2|

Given that for a phenomenon, explanations of arbitrary complexity can be made, which view of the world should we choose? OCCAM’S RAZOR PRINCIPLE ·  According to the Occam’s Razor principle, among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. It is attributed to the English Franciscan friar, scholastic philosopher, and theologian William of Ockham [...]

An Introduction to Science

By |2018-12-24T09:13:07+00:00November 12th, 2018|PFH2|

It is impossible for someone to dispel his fears about the most important matters if he doesn’t know the nature of the universe but still gives some credence to myths. So without the study of nature there is no enjoyment of pure pleasure. —Epicurus, Principal Doctrine 12 Why are ontology and epistemology simultaneous? As Epicurus put [...]

October 2018

Physics

By |2018-12-24T09:13:07+00:00October 29th, 2018|PFH2|

The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist. —Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism [Arendt, 1973, p. 474] The word “science” is [...]

July 2018

Language and Mathematics

By |2018-03-23T18:52:29+00:00July 30th, 2018|PFH1|

  To those who do not know mathematics, it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty, of nature. […] If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand the language that she speaks in. —Richard Feynman, Character of Physical Law Why did [...]

By |2018-07-09T16:13:47+00:00July 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

"Instead of aiming for ZERO mistakes, aim for TEN mistakes per week. If you (or your partner or work colleagues) make fewer mistakes than that, something must be wrong. Either you did not dare to make mistakes, or you (or your environment) are not strong or open enough to be vulnerable." https://www.philosophy-for-heroes.com

Painting

By |2018-04-01T11:50:30+00:00July 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

"By painting the sky, Van Gogh was really able to see it and adore it better than if he had just looked at it. In the same way..., you will never know what your husband looks like unless you try to draw him, and you will never understand him unless you try to write his [...]

June 2018