Archive for October, 2008

From the last paragraph of an article by Richard Dawkins… Safety and happiness would mean being satisfied with easy answers and cheap comforts, living a comfortable lie. The alternative is risky. You stand to lose comforting delusions: you can no longer suck at the pacifier of faith in immortality. To set against that risk, you […]

A quantum leap


Just a quick one. People seem to think that a quantum leap is a sudden and large¬†stride forward in a certain field of understanding. Yet an actual quantum leap is a completely different beast; according to John Gribbin in Almost Everyone’s Guide to Science a quantum¬†has two distinct features. When an electron in a high […]