Recorded at brunch on 6/17/12 at Mijares Mexican Restaurant, Pasadena, CA.
Books have always been digital, not analog. Even when made of paper & ink, they are sequences of discrete symbols. That is all.
— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) June 7, 2011
This must certainly be the quote of the week from English author Alan Bennett’s play Forty Years On:
This is definitely the quote of the week:
Finished reading Induction and Intuition in Scientific Thought by P.B. Medawar
Originally published in 1969. This book explains what is wrong with the traditional methodology of “inductive” reasoning and shows that the alternative scheme of reasoning associated with Whewell, Pierce and Popper can give the scientist a useful insight into the way he thinks.
- History of the Inductive Sciences by William Whewell (1837)
- Introduction à l’étude de la médecine expérimentale by Claude Bernard (Paris, 1865)
- Karl Popper
- Karl Pearson (math)