Posts on science, its history and philosophy, and why these things matter. Named for the 16th century Polish astronomer who dislodged Earth from the centre of the universe.
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February 22, 2013

The awards instituted by Yuri Milner differ from those conferred by the Nobel Foundation in many important, and good, ways. »

February 19, 2013

The arrival of Nicolaus Copernicus into the theatre of the Renaissance marked the beginning of the decline of the "unique" human condition to and within a physical universe. »

February 19, 2013

Attempts to engineer the human brain have gained momentum and in frequency over the last decade, not to mention more than $3.5 billion in funding in the coming one. »

February 15, 2013

Investment in science is more well-planned than it was before, but has this bred a divisive attitude toward what research is useful and what isn't? »

February 11, 2013

How were you taught science? From textbooks? If yes, then you've obviously walked down the much less interesting path toward understanding science's full power, beauty, and ubiquity. »

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