Feb 13, 2011
RSE11-02: Folk theories about space for folks on ships
Dannie Jost: Clouds are not spheres, theories are not truth, folks are not rational. Clouds look like spheres, theories are confusing, and folks are driven by rationality... Chaos and order represent our efforts of trying to make sense of it all. Along the way we discover, and we invent. The idea is to present a perspective of what folk theories are and how we make use of them to navigate the incompleteness of our understanding of the universe. It is an intellectual adventure, but is it fractal?