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In her short life, mathematician Emmy Noether …

In her short life, mathematician Emmy Noether changed the face of physics:

About the David Hilbert’s answer to opposers to Emmy Noether’s application for the position of Privatdozent at University of Göttingen, the full quote goes:

“I do not see that the sex of the candidate is an argument against her admission as privatdozent. After all, we are a university, not a bath house.”

Noether’s application was rejected anyway, but Hilbert arranged for her to stay at Göttingen by having her lectures announced under his name. [See here or here]

teded: “I am large, I contain multitudes.” Fro…

teded:

“I am large, I contain multitudes.”

From the TED-Ed Lesson Music and creativity in Ancient Greece – Tim Hansen

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You put too much stock in human intelligence, …

You put too much stock in human intelligence, it doesn’t annihilate human nature.

Surely If I were in Los Angeles area I would t…

Surely If I were in Los Angeles area I would try to go to the Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium to celebrate Richard Feynman’s 100th birthday. Relatives, friends, and top-notch colleagues will be there remembering Richard Feynman, one of the big theoretical physicists of the XX’s century, and hence, one of the giants of the human history.

Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny

Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny

After centuries of dormancy, young women can n…

After centuries of dormancy, young women can now look toward a future moulded by their own hands.

Let’s have some sweet for Saint Valentin…

Let’s have some sweet for Saint Valentine. Happy day, lovers!

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Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerou…

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

I did not say that language as a completed sys…

I did not say that language as a completed system emerged in an individual in an instant. But I cannot think of a coherent alternative to the idea that mutations take place in individuals, not communities, so that whatever rewiring of the brain yielded the apparently unique properties of language, specifically recursive generation of hierarchically structured expressions, would therefore have taken place in an individual, and only later been used among individuals who had inherited this capacity.

An experiment is a question which science pose…

An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.