I’ve been tremendously lucky to have the opportunity to work with BBC Earth and Pomona Pictures over the past few months, creating a series of animated videos to explain ideas in physics, astronomy, and even a little philosophy. Here they are:Read more "Science videos!"
Here’s a question I’ve gotten several times since starting this blog a few days ago (and several dozen times over the last few years):
“Scientists make a lot of noise about being ‘objective’ and using data to determine the truth, but at the end of the day, science has an untested — and untestable — core belief: that we can learn the nature of reality by actively studying the physical world. So doesn’t this mean that science is a form of faith, no different from any other system of belief?”
Short answer: yes to the first part, no to the second part.
Long answer…Read more "How Do We Know That Science Works?"