Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Two down, three to go

Richard Wright is with Syd now, performing that great gig in the sky. Wright was the keyboardist for Pink Floyd and father in law of Guy Pratt, the man who played bass in place of Roger Waters after he left. Pratt is a fantastic bassist, sadly Waters is not.

Echoes, part 1 off Live at Pompei (originally off the album Meddle). Wright is the beardy guy singing.

Simon Blackburn on the Sokal Scandal

The Australian have run a piece about the 1996 Sokal scandal by Simon Blackburn, a professor of philosophy from Cambridge, taken from his book How to Read Hume.

Misadventures in the quest for scientific truth

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Flamboyant French Philosopher does Something

Here is an article by Carlin Romano about Bernard-Henri Levy and his new book newly out in the US Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism from the Australian.

Happy Higgs Boson Day

The time has finally come for CERN to fire up the old Hadron Collider and find some God particles in a mini big-bang. I for one welcome our new black hole overlords.

Summary by PHD Comics

Cern and the large Hadron Colider from Radio National's The Science Show

Cern Colider ready for power up from the BBC

Paul Davies on Lateline

BBC Today's On the Hunt for the Higgs Boson. Contains audio of Stephen Hawkings talkling about the Large Hadron Colider

Statue of Adam Smith

The Scottish have built a statue of economist and philosopher Adam Smith.

Article from The Australian

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