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    How Einstein Reconciled Religion to Science

    Not long ago, I heard an echo of Albert Einstein’s religious views in the words of Elon Musk. Asked, at the close of a conversation with Axios, whether he believed in God, the CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla paused, looked away from his interlocutors for a brief second, and then said, in that mild […]

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    How Einstein Reconciled Religion to Science

    I recently heard an echo of Albert Einstein’s religious views in the words of Elon Musk. Asked, at the close of a conversation with Axios, whether he believed in God, the CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla paused, looked away from his interlocutors for a brief second, and then said, in that mild South African […]

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    This Philosopher Helped Ensure There Was No Nobel for Relativity

    Henri Bergson’s debate with Albert Einstein reached and swayed the 1921 Nobel committee.

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    Michio Kaku Explains Consciousness for You

    The gregarious physicist gets inside our brains.

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    The Ends of Time, in Art and Science

    In Gallery 919, in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, there is a giant breathing machine. Its creator, William Kentridge, calls it “the elephant,” after Charles Dickens’s description of factory machines that move “monotonously up and down, like the head of an elephant in a state of melancholy madness.” On the walls surrounding the elephant […]

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    The Rise of the Uncertain

    Uncertainty in physics has gone from black sheep to overachiever.