Future of Science – Science of Science

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Sfetcu, Nicolae (2022). Future of Science – Science of Science, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13183.69285, in Telework: https://www.telework.ro/en/future-of-science-science-of-science/   Abstract What will science look like in the near future? First, very closely coupled with, even dependent on, technology. Second, three factors will strongly … Read More

Fine tuning argument for the existence of God: Appearance of heavy elements in the Universe and tuning the fundamental forces of our universe

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Appearance of heavy elements in the Universe Heavy elements 98% of visible matter is made up of hydrogen and helium. All the other elements (heavy elements: carbon, iron, oxygen in particular which are the constituents of organic matter and therefore … Read More

Some scientific methods

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Bayesian reasoning Bayesian reasoning is a method based on inferences. This reasoning builds from observations a probability of the cause of a given event. The adjective “Bayesian” comes from British mathematician Thomas Bayes (1702-1761). It is him who formulated Bayes’ … Read More

Inside, and Beyond „Nothingness”

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A brief introduction to the subquantum regime, where the origination of all the observable events and processes of tour physical world can be found. Descending along the scale supplied by the divisibility of Quanta toward increasingly fine structures bearing fractional … Read More

Social responsibility of scientists

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Criticism of science Paul Feyerabend in his book wanted to show that there is no single description of the scientific method that can be broad and general enough to encompass all the methods and approaches used by scientists. He criticized … Read More

The justification of the scientific results

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The most powerful scientific statements are usually those offering the broadest scope of application; Newton’s third law (on the equal reciprocal attraction of heavy bodies) is the perfect example. But it is obviously not possible for scientists to test each … Read More

Major types of logic

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Syllogistic logic Organon is Aristotle’s principal work of logic, including the Prior Analytics; it constitutes the first explicit work of formal logic, with in particular the introduction of syllogistics. The works of Aristotle are considered in Europe and the Middle … Read More

Science and epistemology

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Epistemology The term “epistemology” replaced that of philosophy of science at the beginning of the 20th century. It is a neologism constructed by James Frederick Ferrier, in his work Institutes of metaphysics (1854). The word is composed on the Greek … Read More

Principia: The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Annotated), by Isaac Newton

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The English-language print edition of the most famous scientific book of all time has been published on Amazon: “Principia: The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Annotated)”, by Isaac Newton Paperback Edition and Hardcover Edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09M5LJZND For digital versions (PDF, EPUB … Read More

Social, Psychological, and Philosophical Reflections on Pandemics and Beyond

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Abraham Rudnick Introduction Societies are measured in part in relation to how they rise to the occasion of collective crises and learn from them. For example, both Taiwan and Canada (specifically Toronto) were similarly directly impacted by the Severe Acute Respiratory … Read More

European Union on artificial intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence is developing fast. It will change our lives by improving healthcare (e.g. making diagnosis more precise, enabling better prevention of diseases), increasing the efficiency of farming, contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation, improving the efficiency of production … Read More

Extension of the animal-machine concept to humans and in biology

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La Mettrie extends the Cartesian conception of animal-machines through the affirmation of a “man-machine” (1748). Nevertheless, such an extension of the mechanical model of comprehension, as effected by La Mettrie, constitutes a profoundly anti-Cartesian gesture: in this way, he challenges … Read More

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