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In 1995, just a year before his death, Carl Sagan published a bestselling book called The Demon-Haunted World which lamented what Sagan saw as the increasing encroachment of pseudoscience on peoples minds. It was an eloquent and wide-ranging volume. Sagan was...
This is my fourth monthly column for 3 Quarks Daily.The Nobel Prize winning animal behaviorist Konrad Lorenz once said about philosophers and scientists, Philosophers are people who know less and less about more and more until they know nothing...
Sixty seven years ago on this day, a bomb fueled by the nuclear fission of uranium leveled Hiroshima in about six seconds. Since then, two foundational beliefs have colored our views of nuclear weapons; one, that they were essential or at least very significant...

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In 1995, just a year before his death, Carl Sagan published a bestselling book called The Demon-Haunted World which lamented what Sagan saw as the increasing encroachment of pseudoscience on peoples minds. It was an eloquent and wide-ranging volume. Sagan was...
This is my fourth monthly column for 3 Quarks Daily.The Nobel Prize winning animal behaviorist Konrad Lorenz once said about philosophers and scientists, Philosophers are people who know less and less about more and more until they know nothing...
Sixty seven years ago on this day, a bomb fueled by the nuclear fission of uranium leveled Hiroshima in about six seconds. Since then, two foundational beliefs have colored our views of nuclear weapons; one, that they were essential or at least very significant...