August 31, 2011

Footnote of the month: On laws of nature.

Following upon our footnote of the month for July, we present, barely in time, a very different footnote of the month for August. Here is the fourth footnote of the Introduction to the fascinating 2006 book "Rhythms of the Brain" by Prof. György Buzsáki:
"Nature, of course, has no laws, desires, goals, or drives. It simply generates certain regularities that we conveniently assume are governed by some outside forces and use a third-person perspective to refer to these regularities."

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