Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Naïve Empiricism”

Robert John Russell makes a point here that dovetails nicely with my last post and notes something I have been pointing out for some time now. 3. Vast new insights in philosophy and theology. We are also living through an … Continue reading

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No Philosophy—No Science

A response to my last post perpetuates a common myth, which is that modern science simply appears at some point in history as an accident of some sort and one completely isolated from context, philosophical influence, and somehow a-historical.  Or, … Continue reading

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Discovering what is Already Present by “Seeing”

An interesting article here, which points out the real significance of the possible discovery of the “God” particle or the Higgs boson. Of course some superficial interest was generated by the fact that the Higgs boson had picked up the … Continue reading

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“Lies, Damned Lies…”

Interesting essay here. This array suggested a bigger, underlying dysfunction, and Ioannidis thought he knew what it was. “The studies were biased,” he says. “Sometimes they were overtly biased. Sometimes it was difficult to see the bias, but it was … Continue reading

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