May 11th Links…

Interesting links this week:

Other links:

  • The Relativity of Wrong By Isaac Asimov What actually happens is that once scientists get hold of a good concept they gradually refine and extend it with greater and greater subtlety as their instruments of measurement improve. Theories are not so much wrong as incomplete.
  • Death by GPS: Why do we follow digital maps into dodgy places? “I had tried to figure out how on earth we got lost,” she says. “He said he realized we had followed exactly what the GPS said, because he went and followed what I told him, and from there ended up exactly where we ended up.”

 

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