Posts Tagged ‘Rex Allen’

Rex Allen has made two nice quotes on the everything-list (his message is below): http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list/msg/b67081cae1891cf6 Another good Schrödinger quote: “Scientific theories serve to facilitate the survey of our observations and experimental findings. Every scientist knows how difficult it is to remember a moderately extended group of facts, before at least some primitive theoretical picture about […]

The message to the everything list This week in Die Zeit there were two papers about love and fidelity. One more scientific, another more philosophic. In the latter there is a couple of paragraphs related to Goethe’s “Elective Affinities” that are 100% in agreement with Rex: Die Utopie der Liebe http://www.zeit.de/2011/15/Ps-Treue-Philosophie Fidelity is mere an […]

A nice comparison by Rex Allen from the everything-list: http://groups.google.com/group/t/91619ec734588019 > Einstein’s “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.” I like Wittgenstein’s version better: “It is not how things are in the world that is mystical, but that it exists.” I believe that here what John Mikes said will […]

On the everything-list Rex Allen has quoted Jim Holt: http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list/msg/7cf7a2f287f70293 “Take that rock over there. It doesn’t seem to be doing much of anything, at least to our gross perception. But at the microlevel it consists of an unimaginable number of atoms connected by springy chemical bonds, all jiggling around at a rate that even […]

On the Everything list there was a nice text by Rex Allen http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list/t/5ab5303cdb696ef5 where two options have been considered: What is the significance of intelligence in a universe with deterministic laws? What about the significance of intelligence in a universe with probabilistic laws? According to http://www.mholowchak.net/philosophyofsocialscience.htm Nomologicalism=df An adequate scientific explanation must be law-based (universal-driven). Well, […]