What makes most scientists most excited is the same thing that—if they’ve heard about it—makes many non-scientists wonder if scientists are nuts: Way more than half of “the stuff the universe is made of” is still a mystery to scientists. Which may strike you as a crazy thing to realize, and a crazy thing to say. […]
Stuff and nonsense, together at last!
Ladies and gentlemen, behold stuff and nonsense, together at last! The Creation Museum, in North Carolina, is also the Taxidermy Hall of Fame of North Carolina. Behold their logo: (HT Matt Shipman)
What, exactly, is ‘Stuff’?
To a philosopher, pinning down ‘Stuff’’ (water, sugar, salt, cement, apple pulp &etc) is a far from trivial task. Dr. Kristie Miller, for example, (Research Fellow and Research Adviser at the University of Sydney, Australia) has investigated ‘Stuff’ in a paper for American Philosophical Quarterly, 46(1): 1-19 – entitled ‘Stuff’. Dr. Miller suggests that to […]