Pythagoreanism

In his Why did Einstein’s Programme supersede Lorentz’s? Elie Zahar writes: It is my conviction that we are able, through pure mathematical construction, to find ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. those concepts and the law-like connections between them, which yield the key to the understanding of natural phenomena . .. The really creative principle is in mathematics. In a … More Pythagoreanism

Bully Narcissist Liar

“Bully” “Narcissist” “Liar” *Narcissist has become a popular journalistic epithet used often by Trump critics presumably from the left. I’ve also seen it used by Rush Limbaugh lambasting President Obama from the right. *Bully is a popular epithet even outside journalism; the word used to be spoken in reference to schoolyard incidents; now everyone charges … More Bully Narcissist Liar

Science Squares

Last week women were marching; I assumed it was to demonstrate their aversion to President Trump. An online header dated January 27, 2017 indicating that scientists were preparing to march as well presumably yo demonstrate disapproval of Republican President Trump’s unscientific opinions. Whenever I see President Trump’s or his supporters’ outlook being condemned as unscientific … More Science Squares

Respectfully Defending Truthfulness

Since I’ve been looking for political and scientific analysis by those trained to know all I’ve been seeing is willful drivel by journalists appealing to the authority of experts/scientists or scholars. The U.K. online  pop journal “The Independent”, stalwarts of polite propriety  speaking for scientists as media often do address President Trump as “Donald Trump” … More Respectfully Defending Truthfulness