Category Archives: Philosophy of Science

Answering Attacks on Philosophy and Liberal Arts Subjects

  I use this blog not only to comment on Energy and Environment issues, but also on Education issues, and on the defense of Scientific thinking. I am not using it for Politics, except as it affects the above issues. … Continue reading

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The Basis of Mathematics in Biology and Evolution

The discovery of genetics by Gregor Mendel relied on experiment, and the discovery of evolution by Charles Darwin was based on reasonable arguments, until the discovery of a true mathematical or chemical basis for both in the discoveries of the … Continue reading

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Symmetries in the Mathematical Description of Nature

Part of the consideration of the question of the connection of mathematics to the understanding of nature is the discovery of symmetries in nature, and the formulation of this symmetry in mathematics.¬† Symmetry was established in this connection when Emily … Continue reading

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The Effectiveness of Mathematics in Describing the Universe

NOVA just had a show on this question.¬† But besides the original question is that of what type of answer are you looking for, or what answer will you accept? ¬†Otherwise the question is largely undefined. There are several simple … Continue reading

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