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Losing the Nobel Prize
Review: "Losing the Nobel Prize", by Brian Keating The obvious question: did Brian Keating really write a book just to complain because he did not win the Nobel Prize? After all, it is called, “Losing the Nobel Prize”. But that could be merely a hook to sna...
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The Ashtray
The Ashtray may be the world’s first coffee table book of philosophy. It a glorious soup of styles. There are lavish photographs with often only tangential connections to the text, and no nearby captions — art reproductions, photographs, movie stills, peopl...
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
That inevitable moment in the life of every pretentious pseudo-intellectual has arrived: I have read Thomas Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions , and now I will pontificate about it. If you have no idea what I am talking about, the blurb tells us tha...
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The Danish Paper: One Year Later
Pre-requisite reading: The Irresistable Allure of Controversy . Here is where I left the story one year ago. The “ Danish Paper ” had claimed to find previously unnoticed correlations in the background noise in the first LIGO gravitational-wave observation,...
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A blog burst on the horizon: The Danish Paper redux, Losing the Nobel Prize, Philip Roth, Thomas Kuhn, and The Ashtray
After another long absence, during which I was trying to do many other amazing things that I eventually did not do, it is time for a few more blog posts. This is an advance warning, mostly to make me feel sufficiently obligated that I really do write them. ...
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A blog burst on the horizon: The Danish Paper redux, Losing the Nobel Prize, Philip Roth, Thomas Kuhn, and The Ashtray
After another long absence, during which I was trying to do many other amazing things that I eventually did not do, it is time for a few more blog posts. This is an advance warning, mostly to make me feel sufficiently obligated that I really do write them. ...
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A blog burst on the horizon: The Danish Paper redux, Losing the Nobel Prize, Philip Roth, Thomas Kuhn, and The Ashtray
After another long absence, during which I was trying to do many other amazing things that I eventually did not do, it is time for a few more blog posts. This is an advance warning, mostly to make me feel sufficiently obligated that I really do write them. ...
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Wormwood
Here follow my thoughts on the latest Errol Morris creation, Wormwood. Wormwood is a six-part series that Morris created for Netflix. If you have not watched it, you should. You should certainly watch it before you read what I have written; you should watch...
Wormwood
Wormwood
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The Election Day Event
Today the LIGO and Virgo collaborations made their sixth announcement of a confirmed gravitational-wave detection . Once again the signal was from two black holes colliding — this time the black holes were each close to 10 times the mass of the sun, with th...
The Election Day Event
The Election Day Event
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Kaboom! Two kinds of astronomy collide, and produce a burst of science
Holy crap! The LIGO and Virgo collaborations just announced their most incredible observation so far. After the first direct detections of gravitational waves from black holes colliding, that’s really saying something! And not just that — a string of other ...
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