Blogging may be the future, but it is not there yet

Earlier this year, I had an argument with a senior colleague of mine at the university. They said that there is no point teaching undergraduate and master’s students to read the academic research literature, as they would be relying on blogs and QA sites like…

A milestone toward a doctorate

Yesterday I received my official diploma for the degree of Licentiate of Philosophy. The degree lies between a Master’s degree and a doctorate, and is not required; it consists of the coursework required for a doctorate, and a Licentiate Thesis, “in which the student demonstrates…

Beware of unnecessary commitment

The most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom is, “I do not know”. It may seem strange for me to open a blog post on the philosophy of knowledge and science with a video clip and a quotation from a rather…

The Truth – what a load of nonsense!

I have been interested in science since before I can remember. I was reading popular science, I believe, before first grade. I was reading some undergraduate textbooks (and the occasional research monograph ­– not that I understood them) before high school. I did this in…