Daily Archives: March 16, 2018

The Charge of ‘Scientism’, and Philosophy and Science!

by | March 16, 2018

  By Dr. Stephen Law and Scott Douglas Jacobsen Some scientists dismiss philosophy. They think science and empirical observation provide the sole window into reality. How can we gain insight into the nature of the world out there by sitting down, closing our eyes, and just thinking about it? How can we find out anything about reality by… Read more »

Interview with Theoretical Physicist, Professor Jim Al-Khalili

by | March 16, 2018

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Jameel Sadik “Jim” Al-Khalili OBE is a British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster. He is currently Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey. How did you become an activist and a scientist, and science communicator? I think it’s fair to say… Read more »

An Interview with Ray Zhong — Translator, Amsterdam Declaration

by | March 16, 2018

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen You live in Taipei, Taiwan and attended the Taipei Municipal Daan Vocational High School. What is the personal background in humanism for you? I became a humanist because of three things: my father’s religiosity, Isaac Asimov’s writings, and my English. All of them influenced me, one by one, in that order.… Read more »