Monthly Archives: May 2012

On ‘On Being the Right Size’

A colleague recently pointed me an article by J.B.S. Haldane, of population genetics fame, entitled “On Being the Right Size.” It’s a good read and quick, and in it Haldane talks about evolution as a “struggle to increase surface in … Continue reading

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Even “Carbon Nanotube Physicists” Need Philosophers

Astrophysicist and NPR blogger Adam Frank recently summarized a contentious debateĀ in the philosophy of physics and foundational physics communities as follows: Carbon-nanotube physicists are so deep within the traditional modes of empirical (i.e., data-driven) scientific investigation that they can happily … Continue reading

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