Russell Conjugation

WHAT SCIENTIFIC TERM OR CONCEPT OUGHT TO BE MORE WIDELY KNOWN? Russell Conjugation We are told that we are entitled to our own opinions but not our own facts. This leaves out the observation that the war for our minds and attention…

Anthropic Capitalism And The New Gimmick Economy

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST INTERESTING RECENT [SCIENTIFIC] NEWS? WHAT MAKES IT IMPORTANT? Anthropic Capitalism And The New Gimmick Economy Consider a thought experiment: If market capitalism was the brief product of happy coincidences…

M-theory / String Theory is the Only Game in Town

WHAT SCIENTIFIC IDEA IS READY FOR RETIREMENT? M-theory / String Theory is the Only Game in Town If one views science as an economist, it would stand to reason that the scientific theory that should be first retired would be the one…

Excellence

WHAT SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT? Excellence Over the past two decades I have been involved with the war on excellence. I know that those few of us actively involved in the struggle are deeply worried about the epidemic of excellence…

Einstein’s Revenge: The New Geometric Quantum

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DEEP, ELEGANT, OR BEAUTIFUL EXPLANATION? Einstein's Revenge: The New Geometric Quantum The modern theory of the quantum has only recently come to be understood to be even more exquisitely geometric than Einstein's…

Kayfabe

WHAT SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT WOULD IMPROVE EVERYBODY'S COGNITIVE TOOLKIT? Kayfabe The sophisticated "scientific concept" with the greatest potential to enhance human understanding may be argued to come not from the halls of academe, but rather…