I am not sure what this New Yorker cartoonist is trying to say, or whether I agree with it. Yes, we live in a complex system, and unpredictable events affect us all the time. Is he paranoid for thinking that? Is that more or less disturbing than some evil conspiracy controlling us?
Sure looks like professor Coyne.ReplyDelete
And in other news, this ahem "intelligent scientist" spews copious amounts of nonsense:
My rebuttal to: "Physics in 100 Years"Delete
Basically, this paper is a load of Kurzweillian bullshit except that Frankie "The Dreamer" Wilczek can for sure deliver a heavily subsidized solar panel (for your tent in Tent City)
The hordes of luddites living in your ghetto town with the 23 liquor stores are more practical at problem solving than the esteemed physicists.
Yes, I got the cartoon from Coyne's blog.ReplyDelete
When I see someone using the term random, I always ask what distribution. Randomness is not really "random" unless you like being circular.ReplyDelete