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Physicist and philosopher Bruce Gordon asks, IS the moon there if no one looks?

Gordon on one experiment: What did the experiment do? Well, it sent the position of neutrons along one path and their spins along a separate path. Read More ›

Rob Sheldon weighs in on the fundamental building blocks of nature – particles, fields, or …

Sheldon: It is curious that the author of this Aeon article has frozen Wheeler at his second stage, neglecting to mention his final conclusion. Read More ›

Ed Feser on theoretical physicist’s new book: “the particle collection that fancied itself a physicist”

Feser: Alfred Korzybski once said, “the map is not the territory.” If only more physicists were capable of seeing what a crackpot linguist could! Read More ›

Hope springs eternal: Are new particles hiding “in plain sight?”

The Large Hadron Collider just keeps confirming the Standard Model, almost as if there was some basis for believing it to be correct. Rob Sheldon thinks the current mood is desperation: If you don't know where you are going, you will certainly arrive. Information is finite, ignorance infinite. Read More ›