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Stephen Hawking Says There Are No Black Holes

The physicist offers a new theory that allows energy to escape.<p>Stephen Hawking has a big announcement. No, it's not that aliens exist or that humans won't survive another 1,000 years on Earth. The physicist claims, in a paper posted online Wednesday, that the idea of an event horizon—the point of …

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Why does Stephen Hawking think science has overtaken philosophy?

Stephen Hawking uses his new book, The Grand Design, to admonish philosophers for failing to keep up. My question is: is this really about keeping up? Hawking believes that since science has so far outstripped philosophy it is time for the thinkers to leave the field to the guys with the …

Karl Popper, the enemy of certainty, part 3: rejecting politics as science | Liz Williams

Marxism, Popper claims, is analogous to the psychological theories of Adler and pseudo-sciences such as astrology<p>Attempts to present political systems as scientific are increasingly regarded as old-fashioned: the "common sense" view suggests that politics is not scientific, cannot be reduced to a …

Thomas Kuhn: the man who changed the way the world looked at science

Fifty years ago this month, one of the most influential books of the 20th century was published by the University of Chicago Press. Many if not most lay people have probably never heard of its author, Thomas Kuhn, or of his book, <i>The Structure of Scientific Revolutions</i>, but their thinking has almost …

Noble Thomas on Twitter: "Our new book on Christology published yesterday.... 9.9.2013 http://t.co/V3kiagO3vw"

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Noble Thomas on Twitter: "“Of course. That's what people do in a disordered world, a world of freedom and choice: they leave when they... http://t.co/dRvSCvdPBy"

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