Quantum Social Science is Intellectual Quackery

July 26, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Intellectual life is replete with blind alleys, and wrongful paths. Some of these strike latter observers as being oddities, such as say alchemy, but nonetheless for all their weirdness it is easy to see how a reasonable person could come to follow the quixotic path given prevailing systems and standards […]

Neoliberalism and the Return of Belle Epoque Science

July 20, 2016 Mbeljac 0

The neoliberal era has been often described in terms of “private avarice” and “public squalor.” An example of this dichotomy is the difference between the lavishly resourced private school sector, especially those catering to the rich, and the squalor of publicly funded schools, especially those catering to the working classes. […]

Was Frege a Quack?

July 20, 2016 Mbeljac 0

The duck has become the symbol of the Ne Da(vi)mo Beograd protest movement (a play on words which means both “we will not give up Belgrade” and “we will not drown Belgrade”), that is gathering momentum in Serbia. At issue is the defence of public space in opposition to the […]

Hey RRW Baby, Welcome Back Iz Missed Ya!

July 13, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Michael Klare is a good analyst, and I have been reading his stuff for a long time. For instance, he has written a good book on the security implications of the looming energy crisis, that is the crisis posed by the depletion and over use of fossil fuels, and his […]

SUSY, Feynman, and Plutonium

July 7, 2016 Mbeljac 0

SUSY where ‘art thou? The University of Melbourne is currently hosting a conference on supersymmetry or SUSY, which is a theory that seeks to address outstanding anomalies in particle physics by positing a new symmetry principle, that is one beyond the standard model, that links fermions (characterised by units of […]

Federal Election 2016: Some Quick Preliminary Thoughts

July 5, 2016 Mbeljac 0

Just some quick thoughts on the 2016 Federal Election, which I would hope to return to in a more substantive post later on. The Result. All kinds of speculation exists on this. Most seems to be of the view that a hung parliament or minority Liberal government is most likely. […]