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It’s Not Irrational to Party Like It’s 1999Contrary to what the philosopher said, passion can be a slave to reason.
Should Scientists Use the Phrase “Quantum Supremacy”?Forget for a moment that you know the meaning of “quantum supremacy,” the idea of a quantum computer outdoing its conventional counterpart. What does the phrase instantly bring to mind? Perhaps the idea that the quantum world, with its electrons, neutrons, and quarks, is, somehow, better than ours—more dazzling and awe-inspiring. Or perhaps it’s the […]
A New Shield Against Grammar Naziism: Science!spaxiax via Shutterstock Nautilus Members enjoy an ad-free experience. Log in or Join now . Over his career, Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker has taken on a wide range of research and writing subjects, and his work has provoked big debates in most, if not all, of them. His latest book, The Sense of […]