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Our culture has two types of forgetting.
How a homemade piece of lab equipment is recreating chemical evolution on early Earth.
What happens when a person is simultaneously lost and found?
The surprising importance of spontaneous order and noise to how we think.
The idea that some species are relics that have stopped evolving is finally going extinct.
From quantum information to the Schwarzschild radius.
Can we apply a physics-like reductionism to people? That’s a question we asked Simon DeDeo, a professor of social and decision sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, who also heads the…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.An overarching theme in the story of evolution, at least over the past half billion years or so, is rising complexity.…Read More
Physicists speak of four fundamental forces that govern the interactions among the bits of matter that make up our universe. The strongest of these four forces, aptly known as the Strong…Read More
During my career as a scientist and a philosopher I have written and edited, thus far, 14 books. Of these, seven are for the general public. Of those, only one (my very first one, as it…Read More