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You should change your area of expertise every 10 years. Here’s why.

To have breakthrough ideas, try veering off your original field of study.

Space is dead: A challenge to the standard model of quantum mechanics

Since the idea of locality is dead, space itself may not be an aloof vacuum: Something welds things together, even at great distances.

Principles of the Open Future

Lee Smolin: As long as people of faith respect the facts and the deductions of science we should be respectful of their faith and their search for a faith.

Math is Not a Mirror of Nature

Lee Smolin: I used to think that my job as a physicist was this kind of mystical transcendent undertaking to transcend the daily reality and experience of the world and discover this timeless representation of the world where the truth really was.

Lee Smolin: Can Physics Save Economics?

It was actually "physics envy" that got us in trouble in the first place. 

News Flash: Time is Real

This is to counterpose the picture which is developed in physics from Galileo and Newton and Descartes down to the present quantum cosmologists. 

How We Confuse Time and Space

Einstein is quoted as saying, “We physicists, we who understand science know that the distinction between past, present and future’s an illusion.”

In 60 Seconds You Will Realize that Time is Real

Everything we experience and know about is caught in time, is caught in a moment, is not an illusion. 

There is No Scientific Method

Science works because scientists form communities and traditions based not on a common set of methods, but a common set of ethical principles.

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