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Tag Archives: philosophy

Theory of Law [epistemology]

I was talking with a Botanist friend of mine, and the question came up, what is the difference between a Law and a Theory? Is Evolution a Theory, just like Gravity? Isn’t Gravity a Law? Are Laws just Theories with simple mathematical proofs? Simply put, Laws are the codifications of existing observations. Theories are our […]

Misconceptions about Science [talk]

While visiting home earlier this year, I was asked to speak at the Indian Public School Principals’ Conference at Manipal by Mr. Acharya of the Sharada Residential School. It was the first time I was facing a Headmaster since getting out of high school, and the prospect of facing some 50 of them at once […]