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Awesome Science Terrible for Humans

Philosophers of science (and scientists, and science journalists, teachers, etc.) like vivid examples of sciencey things happening that illustrate various scientific or philosophical concepts. Examples that make you gasp or chuckle or compulsively send the link to everyone in your … Continue reading

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Size Matters: Nanoethics

Nanoethics is a thing. A new thing, and a small (heh) thing, but a thing nonetheless. So sometimes when I tell people I work on philosophical issues in nanoscience, they assume I mean nanoethics. I don’t. But what I do … Continue reading

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On Love, Fermi Problems, and Scientific Reasoning

This week, This American Life ran a Valentine’s Day show. It opened with a story about some Harvard physicists who set out to calculate the odds of finding a girlfriend in the Boston area. I have heard this story before, … Continue reading

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`Surface’ Tension

After an extended vacation from writing on the internet for public consumption, and from writing period (back surgery’s a bitch, friends), I thought it would be nice to put some things I’ve been thinking out for you all to read. … Continue reading

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