Tagged: Richard Feynman

The scientific method — what about the philosophical method? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 30, 2012

I enjoy the In Our Time Podcasts with Melvyn Bragg. The subjects are very wide-ranging and always informative. His last one was on The Scientific Method. It basically discusses the evolution of scientific methods from a philosophical viewpoint. The participants … 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