Friday, August 26, 2011

The Scientific Method--where does it come from?

1. Here's my powerpoint  from Thursdays class, minus the live pearls of random wisdom of course ;)

2. Here's the Carl Sagan  COSMOS  clip talking about the Pre-Socratics--we only watched 1/3 so feel free to indulge yourselves in all 3 parts


3. here's an image to contemplate while you are reading Plato's Allegory of the Cave.  Have fun and see you next week!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

WEEK ONE! Lego+Ted talk!!

LOOK and LEARN!! Watch the amazing *Carolyn in Wonderland*  by Maia Weinstock, published on her blog Annals of Spacetime.

Welcome to our class blog!

Science, does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves. It is Nature, exposed to our method of questions." Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Philosphy, 1958