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What do you bring to a street fight?

By Wayne Myrvold Two weeks ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a press release stating that “the IPCC is not holding any crisis meeting.” In other news, the IPCC has not enlisted a herd of flying unicorns to carry thermometers  into the stratosphere.  The IPCC statement came as a result of claims in [...]

2013-10-05T08:24:13-04:00September 25th, 2013|Climate Change|

The IPCC and the Media: Don’t be misled

By Gordon McBean 24 September 2013 On Friday, 27 September 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release the Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) for its Working Group I – The Physical Climate Basis.  The full Working Group I report will be placed on the IPCC website (www.ipcc.ch) on 30 September.  Due to the [...]

2013-09-26T21:55:10-04:00September 24th, 2013|Climate Change|

Two Dimensions of Knowledge

By Wayne Myrvold  Monday, September 23.  Today, in Stockholm, members of Working Group I of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are meeting to work out, and approve, the group’s contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report.  Working Group I (one of three such groups) is the group tasked with reporting on the physical [...]

2013-10-05T08:27:01-04:00September 23rd, 2013|Philosophy of Science|

Beyond Turf Wars: The Facebook comment thread

By Wayne Myrvold I posted a link to my blog post, “Beyond Turf Wars,” on my Facebook page. It resulted in an interest back-and-forth involving myself, philosopher Vishnya Maudlin, and Matt Leifer, a physicist working on the foundations of quantum theories, about, among other things, the differences between physics and philosophy, and the respectove roles [...]

2016-01-29T12:12:34-05:00June 17th, 2012|Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science|

Beyond Turf Wars

By Wayne Myrvold There has been a bit of squabbling, of late, between physicists and philosophers of science.  In 2010, in their  book The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow. declared that “philosophy is dead …  Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.  More recently, the [...]

2013-03-04T10:25:12-05:00June 11th, 2012|Philosophy of Science|
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