Tag Archives: Sir Isaac Newton

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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Newton came to be thought of as the first and greatest of the modern age of scientists, a rationalist, one who taught us to think on the lines of cold and untinctured reason. I do not see him in this … Continue reading

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Manifolds, Star Fox, and Self-versus-Other

Branes, D-branes, M-theory, K-theory … news articles about theoretical physics often mention “manifolds”. ¬†Manifolds are also good tools for theoretical psychology and economics. Thinking about manifolds is guaranteed to make you sexy and interesting. Fortunately, these fancy surfaces are already … Continue reading

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