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Harmonic and Circular Oscillation by quantumaniac via dataanxiety I can’t find enough illustrations explaining phase space. Phase space is a space people make up with their minds. The fact that a real thing bobbing up and down harmonically along 1-D is equivalent to a … Continue reading

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If you don’t read Sketches of Low-Dimensional Topology already, your personal astrologer advises that you start doing so before the next ecliptic. Sample pics and text: ctctstr4, originally uploaded by epsilon_is_afraid_of_zeta. View this 3-manifold as an interval of concentric spheres where … Continue reading

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in search of Truly Original Ideas

Three and a half centuries before Christ, Plato outlined his conception of a great society in The Republic. The important decisions are made by “philosopher-kings”—an overclass who arguably represent Plato’s idea of human perfection. The philosopher-kings train both their bodies and their minds—like … Continue reading

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Change Minds and Grow the Economy

Random thought. If end-of-life health care costs eat up 33% of US health care spending = $850 billion, then that means that if you could make people less afraid of dying and more willing to accept it, you would save … Continue reading

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the Underpants Gnomes Pattern

X ??? Profit!

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Where do theories come from?

While science rightly uses empirical evidence (”facts”) as the ultimate arbiter of truth, those who experiment and analyse field data usually only credit or discredit ideas / frameworks that some theorist has previously invented. Tagline. Science: We finally figured out that … Continue reading

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The Newtonian view of a smooth background space which acts as a container in which the events in the universe take place is giving way to the view of Leibnitz (sic) in which the contents of the universe themselves give … Continue reading

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