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The Bactra Reviews
A set of book and article reviews, not limited to physics.

Chronon Critical Points
Scientific applets, articles and book critically examine claims made in popular books

Consciousness, Life and Meaning
Essay on evolution and consciousness by Piero Scaruffi.

Digital Philosophy -- Discrete Physics
Assuming that all quantities, including space and time, are finite and discrete.

Events in History of Physics
Time-lines of thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and symmetry. With links to other time-lines and resources.

Experiment in Physics
On the uses, value, and epistomelogy of experiment. By Allan Franklin, University of Colorado.

GIACS
Portal devoted to General Integration of the Applications of Complexity in Science.

Identity and Individuality in Quantum Theory
Assesses the metaphysical implications of quantum theory by considering the impact of the theory on our understanding of objects as individuals with well defined identity conditions. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by Steven French.

INTER-5-CIRCLE: Interdisciplinary Discussion : Biology, QM, ..
Questions at the interface between physics, biology and philosophy

Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Crucial chapter from Kuhn's famous book outlining how sciences is forced to go through a paradigm-shift, and see the world in terms of a new theory and new concepts.

Life and Physics
Biological systems demonstrate complexities beyond the strictures of Newtonian mechanics. (Robert Rosen)

MathPages: Physics
Collection of essays, not always orthodox, but always lucid, on historical and important current issues in mathematics and physics.

A New Kind of Science - critical review
Detailed and critical review by Ray Kurzweil of the book by Stephen Wolfram.

A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram
Science from the point of view of complex systems: from the origins of apparent randomness in physical systems, to the development of complexity in biology.

Philosophical Foundations of Physics by R. Carnap
Positivist view of Physics, which had influenced the Copenhagen Interpretation of the Quantum mechanics (CI).

Philosophy and Foundations
A collection of links, from Norman Redington at MIT.

Philosophy of Physics
A collection of articles and notes from Soshichi Uchii, at Kyoto University.

PhilSci Archive - Subject: Physics
Collection of papers on causality, free will etc

Quantum Quackery
Skeptical overview of QM and consciousness connection.

Review of "The Emperor's New Mind", by Roger Penrose
His exploration is so much more serious philosophically than almost anything that has been done since Einstein and Schrodinger

Science and Philosophy
Comprises a high school course that offers source writings for study of the relationship between philosophical and scientific discoveries and personal world-views.

Science, Pseudoscience and Society
Papers by Feynman on paranormal 'sciences', Sokal Affair (use of pseudo-physics in social sciences), critique of Kuhn. Also a collection of links.

Shakespeare and Thermodynamics - Dam the Second Law!
What the second law of thermodynamics is all about, and how it is constantly 'dammed' or blocked by activation energy

Space and Time: Inertial Frames
On the frames of reference relative to which motion and rest are measured; by Robert DiSalle.

Varieties of Explanatory Autonomy
Transcript of a talk by Lawrence Sklar discussing areas of physics not directly explicable by fundamental dynamic principles alone. [PDF] [PDF]

Wikipedia - EPR Paradox
Measurement performed on one part of a quantum system can have an instantaneous effect on the result of a measurement performed on another part. Entaglment.



The Mind of God
A review of Paul Davies' exposition of foundational philosophical issues. (December 10, 2001)

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