Category Archives: Science

Are IT professionals guilty of magical thinking?

In my coming travelogue (too long in the pipeline) I discuss two ways of looking at and dealing with the world, that I describe as rational and irrational approaches. The irrational approach is often described as magical thinking. Wikipedia defines

Are IT professionals guilty of magical thinking?

In my coming travelogue (too long in the pipeline) I discuss two ways of looking at and dealing with the world, that I describe as rational and irrational approaches. The irrational approach is often described as magical thinking. Wikipedia defines

Where will Mars lead us?

There’s talk in the media about missions to Mars, there has been ever since the moon landings 40 years ago. How would we fund such a trip, would we be able to overcome the technological and psychological obstacles? These are

Where will Mars lead us?

There’s talk in the media about missions to Mars, there has been ever since the moon landings 40 years ago. How would we fund such a trip, would we be able to overcome the technological and psychological obstacles? These are

Does gravity push?

Many years ago a friend in a pub suggested that gravity pushes and it’s only the existence of a planet beneath our feet that creates a shadow that stops us being pushed away from the planet. If gravity pushes could

Does gravity push?

Many years ago a friend in a pub suggested that gravity pushes and it’s only the existence of a planet beneath our feet that creates a shadow that stops us being pushed away from the planet. If gravity pushes could

Have we reached the peak of the scientific model of reality?

Radio 4’s Today programme, today, had a short feature on the thoughts of a physicist named Russell Stannard. In his new book he suggests that we may be coming to a point where science has made the majority of its

Have we reached the peak of the scientific model of reality?

Radio 4’s Today programme, today, had a short feature on the thoughts of a physicist named Russell Stannard. In his new book he suggests that we may be coming to a point where science has made the majority of its