ThoughtsFromBooks: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

True terror isn’t being scared: it’s not having a choice in the matter. -John Green       The reason I start with this quote instead of any other is simple. TATWD is a frightening read. But not in the way Stephen King is frightening. There are no tangible monsters in this book. No balloon … More ThoughtsFromBooks: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

On internet conversations, echo chambers and the complexity of human life

(Note: Not a physics post. In my defense, though, I’m trying to figure out how this world works (granted it’s the “people” part) so I can call this pseudo-physics… No? Well, okay then.) There’s been a lot of talk going on about how 2016 has been a terrible year for the human race, in general. … More On internet conversations, echo chambers and the complexity of human life

PROPAGATION OF ERRORS

While doing a science experiment, a scientist needs to account for errors (that range from errors in her device to errors in her methodology). Through the course of her calculations, these errors propagate leading to a final error estimate in the result. Depending on the calculation she is doing, a small error in a measurement can lead … More PROPAGATION OF ERRORS

FREE WILL

You are reading a blog post on a blog that you chanced upon on a list that contains over a thousand such blogs. You clicked on the link, maybe because you love science or maybe because you’re just a nice person who wants to make new friends. In any case, you are now reading a … More FREE WILL