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Experiment, entanglement

If you can think of a camera as an experimental apparatus, like a telescope or a microscope, and, say, a family gathering as the phenomenon under investigation, it seems to help a little with...

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The Measurement Problem

Is there a problem?  There is.  It concerns the relationship of the measurer to the measured, the scientist (or her measuring tools) to whatever-is-being-measured.  Philosophers tend to view it as the relationship of subject to object, noting...

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Inherit the Wind

If you google “inherit the wind,” you’re overwhelmed with information about the film by that name from 1960. It is a dramatization of the infamous 1925 Scopes Trial, in which a schoolteacher is accused...

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Democracy and a Prophecy

H.L.Mencken, “the sage of Baltimore,” wrote this sobering prophecy almost exactly a century ago. I found it recently posted on Facebook by a former friend (former by his decision, not mine). As democracy is...

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The Perfect Post

This is on Instagram.  My experience is, admittedly, very recent and very brief.  But I absolutely love this one from the poet and writer Lavinia Greenlaw.  The photo is of a pig with her snout in the...

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Site Writing

Over the past few weeks I’ve been trying to write posts and tweets.  I hate it, but don’t see any way around it if you would like at least a few readers. The writing itself...