Yearly Archives: 2008


Experiment avoidance: a short history

I’ve been reading John Gribbin’s In Search of Schr√∂dinger’s Cat. He casually mentions the atomic (or, rather, ‘atomistic’) theories of the ancients — in particular Democritus. Gribbin accuses historians of science and popular writers of attributing too much to Democritus, whose ideas about the world do not resemble modern physics. […]


Sunday syndrome #5: The anarchist that wasn’t

This is another archival repost from the old blog — this one from January 2008.¬† The post is part five in a series. The series so far can be found here. In the first installment of Sunday Syndrome I used the example of Prader-Willi Syndrome. This week we’ll bring in […]