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December 26 2012

Truth has a half life. Half the facts you know are probably wrong. Stop memorizing things. There is no substitute for skepticism.
Half the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong - Reason.com (looooosely quoted)
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October 08 2012

In science, if you know what you are doing, you should not be doing it.
Richard Hamming
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February 18 2012

The thought of voluntarily embracing a system explicitly tied to the beliefs of one human being, who's dead, falls somewhere between the silly and the suicidal.

Science has heroes, but no gods. The great Names are not our superiors, or even our rivals, they are passed milestones on our road; and the most important milestone is the hero yet to come.

To be one more milestone in humanity's road is the best that can be said of anyone.
Eliezer Yudkowsky: Guardians of Ayn Rand - Less Wrong

October 13 2011

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Richard Feynman on beauty in science & not being frightened by not having all the answers
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May 10 2011

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Pendulum Waves: Fifteen uncoupled simple pendulums of increasing lengths dance together to produce visual traveling waves, standing waves, beating, and (seemingly) random motion.
Tags: marvel science
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December 12 2010

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Space Shuttle launch (via SebastienZany)
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September 07 2010

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Richard Feynman not explaining why magnets work.
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December 22 2009

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They Might Be Giants - Put It to the Test
Tags: marvel science
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September 04 2009

We need the garage hackers [in biotech], because that’s where innovation comes from
Biohacking: Hacking goes squishy | The Economist

Don't forget the Biohacking talk tonight @ Metalab
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January 15 2009

Neil DeGrasse Tyson on dying in black holes, asteroids hitting earth and how to deflect them, and more.
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July 24 2008

if you're trying to choose between two theories and one gives you an excuse for being lazy, the other one is probably right.
Paul Graham, not talking about religion
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June 25 2008

Magnetic Movie: The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields at NASA's Space Sciences Laboratories. So awesome. (Narrated by the scientists, animation by Semiconductor, via The Filter) bestposts
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June 13 2008

What is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas.

If you are only skeptical, ... you never learn anything new. ... On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility ..., then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones.

If all ideas have equal validity then you are lost, because then, it seems to me, no ideas have any validity at all.
— Carl Sagan

May 16 2008

[Richard Feynman's] motivation was not so much to understand the world as it was to find new ideas to explain. The act of discovery was not complete for him until he had taught it to someone else.
W. Daniel Hillis: Richard Feynman and The Connection Machine, via slim bestposts
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February 21 2008

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Neil deGrasse-Tyson – The Universe is in Us...
This kind of heartfelt, contagious enthusiasm in science educators is so incredibly inspirational. He's like a modern Carl Sagan, or a non-confrontational Richard Dawkins.
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February 17 2008

The Monitor is a video blog by Scientific American magazine, and part of their 60 Second Science site.
As the name implies, it's science news for people with short attention spans – and especially web geeks: Among the science news, this first episode features a Family Guy clip, ytmnd.com, and Facebook. The best part, though? How they're using the Mac desktop as a presentation tool.
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October 22 2007

Sit down before facts like a child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
— T.H. Huxley
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