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If It's Not Disturbing, You're Not Doing It Right

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollJun 22, 2008 3:38 PM


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Science, that is. No, this is not what I have in mind. Rather, this provocative statement -- the discoveries of science should be disturbing, they shouldn't simply provide gentle reassurance about our place in the universe -- is the conclusion reached by my latest Bloggingheads dialogue, with David Albert.

. David is a philosopher of science at Columbia, author of Time and Chance as well as Quantum Mechanics and Experience. We talked about what philosophers of science do, the awful What the Bleep Do We Know? movie, string theory and falsifiability, and touched on time before running out thereof. Future episodes are clearly called for.

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