The Matrix and Philosophy (and Why Science Shouldn’t Ignore It)

This is not exactly about science, not directly. But once upon a time, scientists are “natural philosophers”. Even back in the early twentieth century in the time of birth of quantum mechanics, scientist are still pretty much philosophers. Einstein didn’t challenge Bohr with long-winded calculation or complicated experiment, they challenged each other with the gedanken or thought experiments. Einstein’s famous EPR paper which splits the terrain of physical philosophy is a philosophical paper as much as it is a physics paper. It is only within the latter half of the twentieth century that philosophy and science are split and therein, I think, starts the isolation of science. Science can’t be fully appreciated without the understanding of the philosophy behind it and only when taken that into account will its true value to humanity be found.

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I'm mostly a scientist, but occasionally a writer and an artist, and most definitely a dreamer.

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