Science

The Mind-Body Problem

  By Steve Humphrey   The relationship between the mind and body has been recognized as a philosophical puzzle since Rene Descartes,...

Black Holes: Part II

  By Steve Humphrey   If you remember, last month I started talking about black holes, regions of space-time of (almost) infinite...

Black Holes

By Steve Humphrey   By now, I expect that everyone has heard of “black holes,” regions of space time where the gravitational...

Infinity

  By Steve Humphrey   Infinity? What a concept! Many use the term unthinkingly, but do people really know what they are...

Amazing Astronomy

  By Steve Humphrey   Since one of the themes of the June issue is Outdoor Living, I thought I would discuss...

On Geometry

By Steve Humphrey   With Real Estate as one of the themes for the May issue, it made me think of houses,...

What Are The Odds?

A philosopher’s guide to betting on the Derby   By Steve Humphrey   Last year for the April Derby Issue, I wrote...

The Laws of Attraction

By Steve Humphrey   Love is mysterious. What draws one person to another? Why does A love B, while C has no...

The Direction of Time

By Steve Humphrey Illustration by Andrea Hutchinson   We distinguish earlier from later and past from future, but what characterizes the difference?...

Time in Relativity

By Steve Humphrey Illustrations by Andrea Hutchinson   From the Scholium in Newton’s “Principia Mathematica,” it says “Absolute, true and mathematical time,...

The Myth of Passage

Theories on the perception of the passage of time   By Steve Humphrey Illustrations by Andrea Hutchinson   Intuitively, we speak of the...

On the Concept of Time

How the keeping of time was developed throughout history and how to define it   By Steve Humphrey Illustration by Andrea Hutchinson...