“Science was born when, with the progress of technology, the experimental method eventually overcame the social prejudice against manual labor and was adopted by rationally trained scholars” Edgar Zilsel, “The Sociological Roots of Science” (1942) jstor.org/stable/2769053
“Science was born when, with the progress of technology, the experimental method eventually overcame the social prejudice against manual labor and was adopted by rationally trained scholars”
Standing up for science has never been more important. Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Salim Abdool Karim on receiving this honor. twitter.com/senseaboutsci/…
A sperm cell has 760 megabytes of DNA data. Sex then is a data transfer of 200,000 terabytes. PS: - the data is highly redundant & compressible - most of the data will be discarded - actual data transfer takes up to several days - this is a fun estimate, not a hardware spec
Two orbiting black holes create gravitational waves, which are ripples is spacetime itself. Imagine riding those waves! They are tiny by the time they reach Earth but we can still measure them with the world's most precise ruler (LIGO). Physics & engineering are beautiful. pic.twitter.com/NEQGxGFiIf
In 1905, Einstein published 4 papers, each enough to revolutionize science: 1. Light is a particle (Nobel prize) 2. Brownian motion 3. Special relativity: speed of light is fixed 4. Energy and matter are same: e=mc^2 One person can change the world. This gives me hope.
The new Huberman Lab Podcast episode features Dr. @lexfridman — a scientist working on artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning. He is also the host of the Lex Fridman Podcast. We discuss intelligence, robots, brains, love and power. hubermanlab.com/dr-lex-fridman…
Tesla AI Day showed incredible engineering at all levels: AI hardware for inference & training, neural net design innovation, data, tools, auto-labeling & long-term vision for future of robotics. Here's a quick video I made on the key ideas presented: youtube.com/watch?v=ABbDB6… pic.twitter.com/2RhYvgqbdw
When we look at significant moral, tech, & scientific progress, much of it was seen as causing harm at one point This makes sense—it wouldn’t be "progress” if it were obvious! What are the projects&people that we'll view in the coming decades much more favorably than we do now?
Evolution works by mutation and selection. Innovation works by trial and error. Science works by conjecture and criticism. Free markets work by entrepreneurship and risk. All truth-seeking systems work roughly the same way.
I haven't gotten to all of these, but the ones I've read or listened to are great--@naval and his guest @ToKTeacher do a great job of breaking down @DavidDeutschOxf book "The Beginning of Infinity." If you don't have time for the book, listen to these: nav.al/infinity
1/n Did you know that mailmen and librarians in US make more money than post-doc scientists in US? Are you shocked to hear science is valued less than delivering mails? Here’s the reason for that.