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Thought Experiments are described as devices of the imagination used to investigate the nature of things. Everything from the nature of philosophy, mathematics and physics and the construction of ideas applies to Thought Experiments.

The Thought Experimen‪t‬ Scott V. Burger

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Thought Experiments are described as devices of the imagination used to investigate the nature of things. Everything from the nature of philosophy, mathematics and physics and the construction of ideas applies to Thought Experiments.

    First New Show

    First New Show

    The first episode of the new joint podcast, "Questioning the Cosmos" is online. Check it out and stuff!

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (supplement)

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (supplement)

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter Powerpoint I've added as supplementary material here, my actual printed powerpoint presentation slides for the 4-part 50-minute lecture. Although the incredible animation effects that went into the Barry Bonds segment aren't alive on the .pdf document, the images provide backup to all those times that I say, "search this or that." It may also be helpful to scroll through it while listening. Also, I may as well attach my paper, Dark Matter Versus Modified Newtonian Dynamics, for those who are interested in my segment in the series that covered it. I went over the topic briskly and may have skipped some things, so the paper is also in this post for everyone to gawk over.

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 4)

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 4)

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 4) In the fall I'm giving a lecture series on topics ranging from the history of the universe to time travel. Dark Matter is one of those topics. In this final part of the series, we go over a very brief history of Dark Matter and some of its competitor theories, such as Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) and Massive Compact Halo Objects (MACHOs).

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 3)

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 3)

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 3) In the fall I'm giving a lecture series on topics ranging from the history of the universe to time travel. Dark Matter is one of those topics. In this third of 4 part series, we go over candidates for dark matter particles and detection techniques. Next installment goes over the history of Dark Matter and its competitors.

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 2)

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 2)

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 2) In the fall I'm giving a lecture series on topics ranging from the history of the universe to time travel. Dark Matter is one of those topics. In this second of 4 part series, I do a thought experiment involving Barry Bonds and detail the origin and nature of matter. Next installment deals with detecting candidates of Dark Matter.

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 1)

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 1)

    Shedding Light on Dark Matter (part 1) In the fall I'm giving a lecture series on topics ranging from the history of the universe to time travel. Dark Matter is one of those topics. In this first of 4 part series, I give a brief introduction and go over distinguishing Dark Matter from what isn't Dark Matter. Next installment deals with properties of matter and Dark Matter and how they apply to baseball.

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