Why Thomas Nagel Is Almost Certainly Wrong

November 28, 2016 Agrippa 0

Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materalist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False, (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012). Thomas Nagel was born in Belgrade so I can’t help but have a certain affection for his writing, even though I recognise that none other reason can stand as […]

Lithium, Big Bangs and Stellar Nucleosynthesis

November 7, 2016 Agrippa 0

When it comes to nuclear weapons a very important fusion reaction is H3 + H2 > He4 + n + 17.6 Mev It is a handy reaction because it occurs at relatively low temperatures, that is relative to other fusion reactions. Tritium is produced in nuclear reactors by bombarding lithium-6 […]

Radionuclides and The Anthropocene

November 6, 2016 Agrippa 0

We like to use the expression “the nuclear age” to describe that period of history following the detonation of the first nuclear explosive device. The nuclear age is one we continue to experience. I think it is best to view the “nuclear age” in a much broader context, what we […]