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    The End of Reductionism Could Be Nigh. Or Not.

    Quantum mechanics seems to have a problem with the order of time, which might signal the need for an entirely new type of law.Illustration by Ekaterina Kulaeva / Shutterstock The history of science so far has been a triumph of reductionism. Biology can be reduced to chemistry, chemistry can be reduced to atomic physics, and […]

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    Best of 2013: Why It’s Good To Be Wrong

    Nothing obstructs access to the truth like a belief in absolute truthfulness.

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    Not Merely the Finest TV Documentary Series Ever Made

    A reflection on Bronowski’s “The Ascent of Man.”

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    Not Merely the Finest TV Documentary Series Ever Made

    A reflection on Jacob Bronowski’s “The Ascent of Man.”

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    The Remarkable Philosophy of the TV Show “House”

    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 we can still learn true things about the world, and that information be used in important pursuits like medicine. In the clip below, Deutsch identifies […]

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    Ingenious: David Deutsch

    The truth will set us free, so long as we remember to challenge it.

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    Why It’s Good To Be Wrong

    Nothing obstructs access to the truth like a belief in absolute truthfulness.