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  • 11 May 2022
    Volker Michel


    For every tourist in Cambridge, there are some must-see spots like King’s College chapel, the Mathematical Bridge at Queens‘ College, and, certainly, the apple tree at Trinity College.

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  • 5 Mar 2021
    C. R. Leedham-Green

    Did an apple really fall on Newton’s head?

    The original post can be found at www.principia.blog Everyone knows that The Principia was based on the inspiration that struck Newton when the apple struck his head, as you can see from the cartoon above. The thought that passed through his head was as follows: “Clearly the earth attracts the apple in the same way that it attracts […]

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  • 18 Jul 2019
    James Zimring

    How Much Confidence Should We Place In Scientific Claims?

    James Zimring discusses the struggle of how to evaluate the claims of science in a world that demands an ever more rigorous consideration of how much confidence to put in such claims. Each of us is taught what science claims to be the case, but to what extent are we taught the basis for such claims – the strengths and pitfalls of science itself?

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  • 22 Mar 2016
    H. Floris Cohen

    The Rise of Modern Science Explained

    A Q&A with H. Floris Cohen, author of The Rise of Modern Science Explained: A Comparative History

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