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Metaphors and reality

09-Dec-08

Physics is taught and understood through a series of metaphors. Events and processes beyond the range of human perception and experience are are described and understood via metaphors. If the metaphors are close enough to reality, then we are able to derive useful results. When the wrong metaphors are in use (and this happened before) […]

The Other Tiger

06-Dec-08

Been re-reading some old Arthur C. Clarke stories (largely written before I was born). I did not care very much for most of Clarke’s later stories. Whether the fault was his or mine I cannot say. The notions in Science Fiction writings do not affect me nearly so much now as when I first “discovered” […]