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Onderwerp: Mathematical Universe
Datum: dinsdag 11 februari 2014 20:48
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Newsletter Nr. 490
Amsterdam, February 11th, 2014
GETTING TO THE POINT - A Review of Mike Hockney's The Mathematical Universe - ANDREW P. SMITH
According to an old, fairly well-known joke, a clock that is stopped is better than one that loses time—say, five seconds every hour—because the stopped clock is right twice every day, whereas the slow one is right only once every year. Mike Hockney, I take it, would not find this funny at all. On the contrary, he would think it obvious that the stopped clock was better.
“The scientific method,” Hockney argues in his book The Mathematical Universe(2014), “produces successful theories; it does not produce true theories.” And success, in the absence of truth, Hockney seems to believe is little better than no success at all.
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