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Forum: Diavlog comments 07-03-2010, 07:58 PM
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Views: 9,097
Posted By xgy3
Re: Science Saturday: Everyday Things and the Universe

Best science Saturday yet. Pity it had to fall on the 4th of July weekend. Would love to see these guys again some time.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-08-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,360
Posted By xgy3
Re: Science Saturday: Pestilence Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Just popped over to Slate to read George's article. The comments are interesting, but not unexpected. In the end, arguing with the tinfoil hat crowd is a frustrating and pointless exercise. If...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-24-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,232
Posted By xgy3
Re: Science Saturday: Sex, Pleasure, and God (Jesse Bering & Neil Sinhababu)

Whatever happened to the science part of science Saturday ?
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-22-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 34,976
Posted By xgy3
Possibly, but

"nothing can be done without a good notation". I've forgotten who said it.

I suspect that there is a reason for the use of symbols. They make it easier to see the patterns. Sure, we could write...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-21-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 34,976
Posted By xgy3
Re: Science Saturday: Verbs and Violence (Robert Wright & Steven Pinker)

The problem seems to lie in the way we deal with verb tenses in English (via auxiliaries). I don't see how one could take up this question without considering a whole host of languages - both...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-21-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 34,976
Posted By xgy3
A Question

Quantum mechanics is said to be "counterintuitive", but in some ways it is a product of our intuition. Is it truly beyond our intuition, or are our languages simply insufficient without extensions...
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