Category Archives: Philosophy of science

More Than Life Itself: Some Heretical Thoughts

In a letter to Space News, current CEO of The Planetary Society, Bill Nye, expounds on his belief that the search for life on Mars is the both the principal rationale and objective of human spaceflight. Many members of the … Continue reading

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Science Publishing – Some Skepticism Required

I have a new post up at Air & Space about the current scandal of fake papers being published in scientific journals, the breakdown of the peer review process, poor scholarship among some scientists and “expertise” derived from Google searches.  … Continue reading

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“Overthrowing” Science?

I enjoyed watching a couple of movies during the holidays. Covering important historical events, they detailed the back stories behind major scientific developments. Einstein and Eddington, a BBC production from a few years ago (available on YouTube), is a dramatization … Continue reading

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