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What is mathematics? It’s neither physical nor mental, it’s social. It’s part of culture, it’s part of history. It’s like law, like religion, like money, like all those other things which are very real, but only as part of collective … Continue reading

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Without science, explaining why there is something rather than nothing requires explaining every leaf, rock, beetle and star. Cosmology and evolutionary theory pare the explanation requirement down … we might have to explain only a physical law or three, and … Continue reading

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I don’t want to deal with myself. I don’t want to exist. I just want to think. Slavoj Žižek

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I’m looking for a quote I saw years ago. It went something like this: Here are two different stories of Creation.   The first is that G-d sculpted each and every animal, flower, fungus, gymnosperm, archaeobacterium, and primate individually, like … Continue reading

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[T]he question of what “really” exists pervades the sciences and human thought in general. The belief that the infinite does not really exist goes back at least to Aristotle. Parrnenides even questioned the reality of plurality and change. (Einstein’s vision … Continue reading

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