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Neutrino Speed-of-Light Watch: Stephen Hawking Refuses to Comment Yet

Concerning the Italian researchers’ discovery that neutrinos may be exceeding the speed of light, this is at Reuters today: “It is premature to comment on this,” Professor Stephen Hawking, the world’s most well-known physicist, told Reuters. “Further experiments and clarifications … Continue reading

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Via Satellite, Tropical Storms Remind Me of Einstein’s Hair

Just an observation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 . And:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            . Source for images: Wikipedia Commons via NASA and the World-Telegram.

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Better living through data crunching, or a centralized tool for global government shenanigans?

I’m an old-style Albert Einstein/Bertrand Russell/Buckminster Fuller internationalist. I think that national sovereignty will—and should—give way to a democratic “Spaceship Earth” world government at some point in human history (perhaps with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights functioning as an international Bill of … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein vs. Sarah Palin

Physicist Lawrence Krauss, as a prelude to a recent essay that he wrote for New Humanist, paired an Albert Einstein observation with a tweet from Sarah Palin, and I thought the effect was striking. Here are the quotes: “The unleashed power of the … Continue reading

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A great Albert Einstein quote on critical thinking—and being a cyborg

I stumbled on the quote below while reading Walter Isaacson’s excellent recent biography of Albert Einstein. Einstein was being asked by an American journalist about the anti-theoretical pragmatism of Thomas Edison. Edison liked people with a lot of practical knowledge in their … Continue reading

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These Three are One? The Theological, Philosophical, and Scientific Mind

I don’t know who made the above video, but I find it moving, and I like the take-away message from it. The philosophical questions of religion, because they dwell upon issues of infinity and moral reasoning, can assist in the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Albert Einstein on Time

Here’s a quote from Albert Einstein on time (yes, that Albert Einstein): “People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubborn, persistent illusion.” (Quoted on p. 27, and in … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Einstein on the Ontological Mystery (Mystery of Being)

Albert Einstein did not believe in a personal deity, but he was willing to talk about the ontological mystery (the mystery of being) in ways that bordered on the religious: The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. … Continue reading

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