Rotterdam seems to be a city in which every puffed-up, ever-so-avant garde architect of the last fifty years has been given free rein to erect whatever glass, steel, and/or jutting concrete monstrosity that they fancy. (As John Conway would say, 'take that, Rotterdam!') It seems only fitting, then, that the city should play host to the Living Dinosaurs expo - an exhibition of diverse, often impressively large, but never less than butt-ugly robot dinosaurs. Fans of prehistory-related kitsch will […]
If reality emerges from an unseen foundation, human free will could influence the future.
by Tom Siegfried
3:48pm, March 3, 2014
Second of two parts (read Part 1)Max Planck, who shook the world with his discovery of quantum physics, also offered a warning.“One must be careful,” he said, “when using the word, real.”It was good advice. As physicists explored the quantum domain, they found that usual ideas about reality did not apply. Reality in
Arches and walls have crumbled to the ground at the ancient city that was covered in volcanic ash. Continue reading →
Recommended reading: Lovely essay from Olivia Judson on the cytosine she came across while sorting through her father’s possessions–part of the original Watson & Crick model that Horace somehow got his hands on, presumably through Crick. I remember hearing from Horace about that cytosine, though I never chanced to see it. With that model, in […]