Monthly Archives: August 2009

Einstein’s God and the Hungry Spider

In the midst of his historic debate with Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein famously declared that god does not play dice with the cosmos.  Einstein was objecting to the then-new conclusions from quantum mechanics that the world was fundamentally probabilistic rather … Continue reading »

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To Find God…Just Skip Lunch

For millennia peoples across the globe have searched for a means of getting closer to and finding god.  Elaborate ceremony, choreographed rituals, ornate clothing, enormous houses of worship and convoluted oral histories have all been employed to this task.  But … Continue reading »

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From Death Panel to Death Spiral

A positive feedback loop is defined as a system that responds to a disturbance in the same direction as the disturbance. With every small input the response gets amplified, growing ever larger until the system collapses. In the physical world, … Continue reading »

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Bible Study in Public Schools: Let’s Pray on It

The Legislature in Texas in a fit of religious fervor mandated in 2007 that starting in 2009 public schools must teach the “literature and history” of the Good Book. To avoid the obvious constitutional problems of separating Church and State, … Continue reading »

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