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2020-09-21: Could Life Evolve Inside Stars?
: ... see a real problem with the excessive weight placed on the importance of
by some, perhaps by many, in the theory-of-everything ...
2020-09-08: The Truth About Beauty in Physics
: ... don’t need to choose between beauty and truth - there’s this idea that
is a powerful guiding force towards truth - the more beautiful the ...
: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Einstein - each followed their own sense of
in this long quest to understand gravity.
: To understand that, we need to think about what
: Dirac’s most famous result came from exactly this pursuit of
: Nobel laureate physicist Frank Wilcek talks about a form of
that he calls the exuberance of a theory - its productivity.
: ... perhaps
and convergence DOES provide a reliable indicator that we’re moving in ...
2020-07-28: What is a Theory of Everything: Livestream
: ... from the pursuit of beauty leading physicist astray and pursuing
and elegance i don't think i've heard matt correct me if i'm wrong but ...
2018-11-07: Why String Theory is Right
: There's plenty of historical precedent for
leading to truth, but there's no fundamental principle that says it has to.
: Philosophical points to consider as we continue to follow the
hopefully towards an increasingly true representation of spacetime.
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