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The space-time that makes up our universe is inherently uncertain.
When a hypothesis is neither true nor false.
The decision to have a child is more ethically uncertain than you might realize.
Lies, high heels, and piety.
There are two flavors of uncertainty in our lives. Math helps with both.
Music that upsets expectations is what makes your gray matter sing.
Artists who manipulate photos capture the ambiguity—and beauty—of vision itself.
The reliability of some technologies depends on just the right amount of randomness.
Nothing obstructs access to the truth like a belief in absolute truthfulness.
The truth will set us free, so long as we remember to challenge it.
Personal DNA testing may yet deliver on its promise.
What do you say when faced with something so unlikely, so improbable, that you simply cannot imagine it ever happening? Perhaps you’ll admit your neighbor was right about who owns the…Read More
As astronomers point their telescopes up at the sky to learn about the cosmos, they tend to push those devices’ abilities to their limits. The edge of what we can measure is, of course,…Read More
If I told you that I was 99.81 percent certain I had made a big discovery, you might suggest it was time to break out the champagne. If I said the discovery resolved one of the biggest…Read More
In his essay for “Uncertainty,” the second issue of Nautilus, David Deutsch explains why you can never be entirely sure that a thought is undoubtedly correct. Despite that, he says…Read More