Tagged: Lawrence M. Krauss

The “dynamic duo” of science? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 13, 2013

Well, that’s how someone described them. But I have generally found the discussions between Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins stimulating. I first commented on these almost 5 years ago (see Lawrence Krauss – Richard Dawkins discussion). They have had a number … Continue reading → … Read More

The problem with philosophy - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 30, 2012

First some light philosophical relief – Monty Python’s Football – before the serious issues There has been a bit of a donnybrook recently over the science-philosophy conflict. (Dare we talk about a “conflict model” of the science-philosophy relationship?). There is … Continue reading → … Read More

Toss out the moderator for a better discussion - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 23, 2012

Here’s an interesting video – a discussion between Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss at the Australian National University recently. I have a couple of thoughts about this event: It really only took place because both speakers were in Australia for … Continue reading → … Read More

Nothing is something - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 15, 2012

Lawrence Krauss’s most recent book A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing was released last week. It’s one I have been looking forward to and I downloaded the eBook version this last weekend. Some readers may … Continue reading → … Read More

Limits of logic - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 08, 2011

I have commented before on the limitations of deductive logic – see “Other ways of knowing” – some sense at last). And how easily people manipulate logic by faulty reasoning and by assuming shonky premises. Very tempting for someone with a … Continue reading → … Read More

A physicist comments on science and morality - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 30, 2010

Another video from the Great debate “Can Science tell us Right from Wrong?” (See Telling right from wrong? for more details of this debate and workshop). This time a physicist, Lawrence Krauss. He is always a stimulating speaker. He starts … Continue reading → … Read More