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what do physicists do? [Q&A]

Atul, who wants to be a theoretical physicist, wants to know what exactly is it that they do? Do they sit and derive things all the time? Do they teach? How do they go about their work? Theorists, yes, in general sit behind their desk either with a pencil and paper, or in front of […]

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 […]