Wednesday Mar 5
'Rapier wit' is an apt term for Stoppard's 1993 play
"Rapier wit" is an apt term for Stoppard's skewering of, for instance, academics, as he does so very well in his 1993 play, Arcadia , now running at Chapel Hill's Deep Dish Theater.
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Fri Feb 28, 2014
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Opinion: Tidings: Science, politics, and global warming
The causes and consequences of global warming, or even whether or not our globe is actually getting warmer, would seem to be a riddle that can be solved by scientific investigation and analysis.
Aristotle and Absolute Space and Time
In Aristotle's physics, is there an absolute space and time ? I've come across a number of places in which people assume that it does.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
The Problem of Free Will a And a Possible Solution
In philosophy , libertarians defend the kind of free will that the vast majority of people take for granted, that is, the kind of free will that makes us responsible for our actions-and thus for our lives-in a deep and meaningful sense.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Weeding out Newtonian Causal Explanations from History
In returning to my dissertation studies on environmental and ecological history, I've noticed something peculiar in my research on the Great Migration-the early twentieth century migration of African Americans from the American South to the northern industrial urban centers-that I've had trouble wrapping my head around.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Snow helps test Newtonian physics in Newton
Marcus Tran, 11, slides down a hill at Unwin Park Sunday morning after a weekend snowstorm dumped 10-20 centimetres of snow in the Lower Mainland.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
What makes a great school?
HERE'S A folk adage you're not likely to hear around the City of Newton as the school year gets underway: "Wherever there is too much, something is lacking.'
Sun Feb 16, 2014
COLUMN: Staying Skeptical Of Scientific 'Facts'
It's called a paradigm shift, and when it happens, our understanding of a given scientific concept completely changes.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Quantum Mechanics from Newton's Second Law and the Canonical Commutation Relation [X,P]=i
Despite the fact that it has been known since the time of Heisenberg that quantum operators obey a quantum version of Newton's laws, students are often told that derivations of quantum mechanics must necessarily follow from the Hamiltonian or Lagrangian formulations of mechanics.