A non-scientist, I have neither seen nor heard a serious effort to explain the meaning of “e” equals “m” times “c” square/ energy = mass times the speed of light multiplied by the speed of light. To me this formula attributed to A. Einstein says that mass and energy are equal. Since no visible object … More

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