Tag Archives: Isaac Newton

Solitude: How to Expose Yourself to the Twilight Zone for Real

This past weekend I was thinking about the importance of solitude to the life of the mind, and it occurred to me that it is useful to think of solitude as a place of exposure. Solitude, in other words, is where we … Continue reading

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The Present is Where Isaac Newton and Niels Bohr Meet? An Intriguing New Theory of the Block Universe!

And it might even preserve free will. Technology Review (published by MIT) reports today that two physicists have a new idea about what it means to live in a block universe: Today, Ellis and Rothman introduce a significant new type of block … Continue reading

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Atheism v. Theism or Naturalism v. Supernaturalism?

Is a better term for atheist, naturalist? And is a better term for theist, supernaturalist? British philosopher Anthony Grayling thinks so, and in a Gaurdian essay from two years ago he suggests that shifting from the atheist-theist to the naturalist-supernaturalist designations … Continue reading

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Dirt Road Through an American Town—1860s—and a Quote from Isaac Newton

The course of nature . . . seems delighted with transmutations. (Opticks 1704)

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