The scale of the universe mapped to branches of science.
“What makes people distrust science? Surprisingly, not politics” is an insightful piece recently penned in Aeon magazine by psychology professor Bastiaan T Rutjens. Continue reading Trust in Science
(University of Bologna is the oldest institution of higher education in the Western world.)
“History is becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”
~ H.G. Wells Continue reading Destroying Higher Education in America
“Not how the world is, is the mystical, but that it is.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Tractatus logico–philosophicus, 6.44.
Jim Holt’s recent book, Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story, tackles the question that Martin Heidegger characterized as the greatest in all philosophy—why is there something rather than nothing? To investigate this question Holt consulted many of the world’s foremost thinkers. Here, in brief, are their answers. Continue reading Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?