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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January 14, 2013

Pattern-detectors didn’t work out? Dig deeper, try cliodynamics. Cliodynamics didn’t work out? Well, keep trying. »

January 11, 2013

Deciding which way to open a door is a big deal (if you've decided to spend some time thinking about it). Unless it's a really large door on a really big room, there are issues. »

January 6, 2013

There's an idea called naturalness in physics, and as the process of discovery motors along, it's becoming more relevant for a bad reason: Nature doesn't seem natural. »

December 30, 2012

When going through data - whether from Google or CERN - understanding how and how not to look at the numbers can make a large difference. »

December 27, 2012

An equation doesn't always have to be a bad thing. In fact, an equation can never be a bad thing! »

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