Science

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...

On Certainty

Determining what we can and cannot be certain about regarding coronavirus By Steve Humphrey Illustration by Andrea Hutchinson Except in trivial cases,...

Probability

How we can – or cannot – predict outcomes By Steve Humphrey Illustration by Andrea Hutchinson The origins of probability theory can...

What’s in a Theory?

Exploring the Paradoxes of Theory Confirmation By Steve Humphrey Illustration by Andrea Hutchinson Scientists create theories to describe, explain and make predictions...

Epistemology

Steve Humphrey swan dives into hypotheses By Steve Humphrey Illustration by Andrea Hutchinson Science is the search for patterns and regularities in...

Truth

In my previous column, we explored the matter of logic versus rhetoric and how we can distinguish the two. Now, let me...

Logic vs. Rhetoric

For many, the claims made by “scientists” are just part of the cacophony of voices telling us what to think and feel....