Category Archives: Science & the Sciences

French Philosopher René Descartes Dead in Stockholm: An Ignominious End

René Descartes is famous for his assertion Cogito ergo sum (“I am thinking, therefore I exist”), or more popularly and pithily translated from the Latin, “I think, therefore I am”. Descartes was enticed to Sweden at age fifty-three by the young … Continue reading

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“Science”: What it is and is not, and how it is misused in most public contexts

How many times have you seen a headline, or have heard a politician speak, expressing something like: “Science shows that…”, or “Scientists say that…”? The following four statements are mine alone: Do not accept anything written or said in the … Continue reading

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