The illusion of time and space

Introduction We are in the habit of assuming that the way the world appears to us is the way that it is.  Folk epistemology (and, rather regrettably, some academic epistemology) tends towards the Platonic notion that when we perceive an object then we, as it were, directly apprehend its true nature in our minds.  And … Continue reading The illusion of time and space

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Quantum Mechanics stole my car

Quantum ordinaryness I have lost count of the number of ways people abuse the word 'quantum'.  From describing every breakthrough as a 'quantum leap', to Terry Pratchett saying that something is very strange, but it's all probably due to quantum, to one book I read that attempted, rather desperately I thought, to argue that God … Continue reading Quantum Mechanics stole my car