My Responses To Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Remarks On Philosophy

Recently Neil DeGrasse Tyson made some controversial comments dismissing the value of philosophy for scientists and explaining why he discourages physics students from studying philosophy. Massimo Pigliucci has the key quotes from Tyson from a couple of sources and makes some terrific points in reply. Today Tom Williamson was kind enough to invite me onto [Read More...]

Revolutions On The Pale Blue Dot

via Andrew Sullivan Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Ann Druyan And Carl Sagan On The Empathic Ethical Behavior Of Humans Vs. Macaque Monkeys

Really fascinating bit of radio audio discussing a variation of the Milgram experiment performed on macaque monkeys, comparing its results to when the actual Milgram experiment was first done on humans: Thanks to Amanda for the great find. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Carl Sagan On Charlie Rose

On the needs for scientific education: [Read more...]


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