The Hitchhiker’s Guide To A Physics Degree

In exactly one week’s time I will finally graduate, marking the end of a four-year-long Physics degree as well as (hopefully) the end of a slow descent into insanity. At the beginning of my final year, I treated myself to the special edition Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Now —at the end of the year and … Continue reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide To A Physics Degree

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PHILOSOPHY vs. SCIENCE

Science and philosophy have maintained a fraught relationship over the centuries. Now, in an increasingly technological world, science has become pre-eminent and philosophy’s credibility and perceived relevance has suffered as a result. Indeed, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has gone so far as to declare philosophy ‘dead’. It is certainly true that the two disciplines … Continue reading PHILOSOPHY vs. SCIENCE