In the Beginthing

Intuition: a sudden temporary disappearance of the boundary between Inside and Outside.

POSTED — May 5, 2014 — Miscellany

Mach 2: Mach’s Principle Extended

In isolation, a single particle in an otherwise empty universe would have no mass.

In isolation, a single person would have no self-consiousness.

POSTED — April 4, 2014 — Opinions

Speech at Commencement 2014 to Berkeley MSE Grads

We can use our intuition, our scientific knowledge and our pedagogical skills to paint a picture of how think qualitatively, and then, within limits, quantitatively, about the world of human affairs, and in so doing, have an impact on how other people think.

POSTED — April 4, 2014 — Lectures

Money Creation

The miners who create the money have a phenomenal privllege.

POSTED — March 3, 2014 — Opinions

Tim’s Vermeer

Instead I tried to turn myself into a recording and copying machine that looked at the scene in front of me, observde little spots of light and dark, as finely as possible, and transcribed that light and dark onto the paper, irrespective of what it represented.

POSTED — February 2, 2014 — Opinions

Lived Too Long?

The exam, which consisted of one question he taped to a store window, involved writing an explanation your mother could understand for why something about the Gibbs Free Energy …

POSTED — January 1, 2014 — Miscellany