Tag Archives: philosophy of science

Of myth and wonder

❝ Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth. ❞ – Cyril Connolly While I like this quote, and I love the imagery it conjures, I … Continue reading

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Hypothetically yours

It’s always interested me that inspite of what you might expect, PhD training doesn’t tend to come with any formal lessons on how-to-be-a-scientist. There’s a distinct lack of any proper training in philosophy of science, even though it’s something we’re … Continue reading

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The Lost Artist

As children, everyone always tries to teach us that science and art are incompatible. They dissuade us from pursuing both as interests, while repeating mantras about left-brain and right-brain. Science is supposed to be rigid and rigourous, without room for … Continue reading

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On science, beauty and demystification…

“Science takes the romance out of things.” This was an offhand comment made to me in conversation at the pub the other night. Is that really what people believe? Apparently, it is. It’s regrettable, but I suppose the old stereotype … Continue reading

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Occam’s Razor. Because no one likes a hairy theory.

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate. (Plurality is not to be posited without necessity.) There are a number of principles in modern science which are quite pivotal for how science itself works. Principles which can often be used to distinguish … Continue reading

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