This category includes websites on topics such 'Scientific Revolutions' and 'paradigm shifts' as well on the interaction of physical science with the philosophy of the time, such as the postivistic philosophy of Mach and Carnap, and their influence on Quantum Mechanics (QM) and Relativity.
Science from the point of view of complex systems: from the origins of apparent randomness in physical systems, to the development of complexity in biology.
Essay on evolution and consciousness by Piero Scaruffi.
Scientific applets, articles and book critically examine claims made in popular books
Time-lines of thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and symmetry. With links to other time-lines and resources.
On the uses, value, and epistomelogy of experiment. By Allan Franklin, University of Colorado.
Assesses the metaphysical implications of quantum theory by considering the impact of the theory on our understanding of objects as individuals with well defined identity conditions. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by Steven French.
Crucial chapter from Kuhn's famous book outlining how sciences is forced to go through a paradigm-shift, and see the world in terms of a new theory and new concepts.
Collection of essays, not always orthodox, but always lucid, on historical and important current issues in mathematics and physics.
Positivist view of Physics, which had influenced the Copenhagen Interpretation of the Quantum mechanics (CI).
A collection of links, from Norman Redington at MIT.
Collection of papers on causality, free will etc
Skeptical overview of proposed links between quantum mechanics and consciousness.
His exploration is so much more serious philosophically than almost anything that has been done since Einstein and Schrodinger
Comprises a high school course that offers source writings for study of the relationship between philosophical and scientific discoveries and personal world-views.
Papers by Feynman on paranormal 'sciences', Sokal Affair (use of pseudo-physics in social sciences), critique of Kuhn. Also a collection of links.
On the frames of reference relative to which motion and rest are measured; by Robert DiSalle.
A set of book and article reviews, not limited to physics.
A review of Paul Davies' exposition of foundational philosophical issues.
Transcript of a talk by Lawrence Sklar discussing areas of physics not directly explicable by fundamental dynamic principles alone.
Measurement performed on one part of a quantum system can have an instantaneous effect on the result of a measurement performed on another part. Entaglment.
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