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The seeds of my dissent from economic orthodoxy were pretty much sown for me by my 1st professor on the 1st day of my 1stĀ economics class. This prof had gone to a great personal trouble to begin our exposure to … Continue reading

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Why the scientists aren’t combining data from two experiments to get 5-sigma evidence (= “proof”) for the Higgs boson The Higgs field was postulated nearly 50 years ago, the LHC was proposed about 30 years ago, the experiments have been … Continue reading

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We [cannot] persist in seeing Leonardo [da Vinci] as an artist on the one hand and a scientist and technologist on the other. The common response is to suggest that he recognised no divisions between the two…. This doesn’t quite … Continue reading

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the Underpants Gnomes Pattern

X ??? Profit!

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I view a mathematics library the same way an archaeologist views a prime digging site. There are all these wonderful treasures that are buried there and hidden from the rest of the world. If you pick up a typical book … Continue reading

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market makers are normally paranoid that the other side of the trade “knows” what is going on and that it is a pickoff. as a market maker, you think “what can i do against this that makes sense?” so you … 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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