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Raceless, schematic-symbol “people” ring the Earth in the National Science Foundation logo. Multiracialism destroyed art, illustration, and symbology long ago — and now it is fast destroying science, too. by David Sims A NATIONAL SCIENCE Foundation-funded study (in the amount…
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David SimsEssays

Across the nations, no matter how multiracial they might be, and across artificial lines drawn on maps, it is one race of man that has led the way to the stars. by David Sims IT IS WELL TO be proud of one’s species, but that is the sort of over-generalizing that Star Trekish fiction does. We never see…
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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

Far from realistic: Judith Resnick figurine produced by Disney by Revilo P. Oliver (1986) WITHIN THE space of a few months, from last autumn to this spring, the United States was, as Albert Wheelon, a ranking member of old Ronnie’s Advisory Board, said quite bluntly, put out of the space business.…
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CommentaryDavid Sims

by David Sims (Commentary on “Does Diversity Create Distrust?” by Daisy Grewal, Scientific American) THERE ARE flaws in Grewal’s thinking that might arise from an implicitly racist definition of racism on her part. The racism in the definition of racism consists of some notion…
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David SimsEssays

by David Sims THINGS come into existence in accordance with probability distributions. The observable phenomenon called the Casimir Effect is an example. If you hang two conductive (e.g. aluminum, copper) plates in parallel and near to each other, they will prevent the random appearance of fluctuations…
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David SimsEssays

by David Sims SCIENCE STUDIES the accessible part of the physical world. It examines predictions and proposed truths by experiment, which try to falsify the prediction or the proposition. Science doesn’t seek truth directly, but by the process of elimination, such that, as time goes by, the…
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News

Cells intuitively avoided dead-ends when released into microscopic mazes. Here’s how. FOR A SINGLE CELL, the human body is a gargantuan maze of tissues, chemicals and capillaries, crammed full with trillions of other cells all bustling about like commuters at the world’s busiest train…
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David SimsEssays

A reprise of my central point regarding the efficacy and worth of philosophy in the absence of science by David Sims I THINK that philosophers know as little about ethics, absent any empirical research into it, than they do about anything else. Rather, the reason philosophers make free, at present,…
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David SimsEssays

The synergy of philosophy and science — and the limits of philosophy in the absence of science by David Sims THE QUOTES below are from the semi-Politically Incorrect pop-philosopher Stefan Molyneux. “Philosophy is the greatest intellectual discipline in the realm of human thought.”…
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Trigger warning: picture of White supremacists above JUDGING BY Wikipedia popularity, who are the most important historical figures of all time? According to one algorithm, it’s 18th-century scientist Carl Linnaeus, followed by Jesus, followed by Aristotle, Napoleon, and Hitler. According…
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