Fact and Speculation — and the Boundaries of Scientific Research

Research Fact, and Research Speculation.  The factual and relaxed scientist in the left-hand photo, secure in his knowledge of physics, wants to engage in rational discourse.  The speculative, visionary wild man on the right, wielding his measuring cylinder, wants to do … Continue reading

Personalities

Personalities?  Perhaps it’s best to call them characters…  Anyway, here’s who you’ll find in the short stories and novels. Evan Olsson: Evan Olsson is a young PhD computer scientist at the Halsted Aeronautic Laboratory (HAL) in Pacific Palisades, California. Evan … Continue reading