Confessions of an Astronaut
(Source: Flickr / jamie179)
Dancers at Rudolf von Laban’s dance school
(via hierarchical aestheticism)
“Parfit believes that there are true answers to moral questions, just as there are to mathematical ones. Humans can perceive these truths, through a combination of intuition and critical reasoning, but they remain true whether humans perceive them or not. He believes that there is nothing more urgent for him to do in his brief time on earth than discover what these truths are and persuade others of their reality. He believes that without moral truth the world would be a bleak place in which nothing mattered. This thought horrifies him.”
Designer Christopher Duff of Duffy London has released concept images of the Abyss Table, a carefully layered table made from sculpted Perspex and wood that creates a geographic cross-section of the ocean. The tables will be limited to a series of 25 and are available for purchase here.
Images from the Distorted Gravity series
by Anka Zhuravleva
US Government gets caught spying on German committee looking into the US Government getting caught spying on Germany
Previews from the Blade Runner inspired music & art show, “Moments Lost”, opening Saturday, May 31st 2014, at the Bottleneck Gallery / Facebook. 1hr preview sale commences Friday at 12pm EST, with all remaining artwork online Sunday, June 1st 12pm EST, HERE. Illustrations by Raid71, Dan McPharlin, HR-FMand Kilian Eng
…falsification was introduced not because it better captured the reality of how scientists justified their beliefs, but to sidestep the technical problem of induction that was most famously raised by Hume. Even today, if you look at the language scientists use, even in the most empirical sciences it is seldom of the form “we built this complicated hypothesis and failed to refute it” (unless it was the null hypothesis that was not rejected, in which case the paper is seldom published) but usually more like “we showed support for this complicated hypothesis that we built”. For Popper, corroborating a theory should carry no weight, so most publications would be deemed irrational. In fact, the only time scientists typically invoke falsifiability is when they need to make a powerplay, to degrade something they don’t like as ‘unscientific’ and thus not worthy of discussion. This is in direct opposition to Popper’s second motivation.