Tag: philosophy

The Sloppy Universe

In the middle ages people believed that the earth was in the centre of the universe. All sorts of machinations were developed, epicycles and such, to explain the motions of things in the sky. Then Copernicus wondered what would happen if you put the Sun in the middle. Suddenly everything else made a lot more [Continue]

Your Job or Your Life

You hear it all the time, the refrain about jobs: We have to build that pipeline. It will create jobs. We have to cut these taxes. It will create jobs. We have to strip mine that wilderness. It will create jobs. We have to build a highway through this neighbourhood. It will create jobs. We [Continue]