Does Hot Water Freeze Faster?
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sometime about whether hot water freezes faster than cold water. It's
amazing that there can be so much controversy about such a simple fact
that can be easily checked by anyone. How can we resolve complex issues
when we can't agree on the simple ones?
Science and Philosophy
In "Investigations of a Dog" Kafka makes
fun of our science, implying that we're doing no better than dogs trying
to figure out where their food comes from. He's wrong about this. In the
1920s, when he wrote this, great progress was being made in understanding
our physical world and that understanding has since exploded. Some of
the questions that philosophers debated over the centuries have been answered
more or less definitely by science. Indue course I expect others to be
answered, especially about the nature of consciousness, though I don't
think that computers will run fast enough in my lifetime to allow this
to be understood before I die.
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