Tag Archives: Lord Kelvin

Test your Intuition/Knowledge: What was Lord Kelvin’s Main Mistake?

The age of the earth (Thanks to Yeshu Kolodny) We now know that the age of the earth is 4.54±1% Billion years. From Wikipedea: In 1862, the physicist William Thomson (who later became Lord Kelvin) of Glasgow published calculations that … Continue reading

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Amazing Possibilities

Happy new 2009, everybody!    An understanding of our fundamental limitations is among the most important contributions of science and of mathematics. At the same time, various fundamental limitations stated by many great minds turned out to be wrong, sometimes … Continue reading

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