Weird Science

 These are really interesting but weird & fun papers/books by real Scientists

 

 

Pathological Science

 

"Pathological Science"

Irving Langmuir (1932 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)

 

"Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud"
Robert Park (University of Maryland)

 

"Case Studies in Pathological Science"
American Scientist 80, 54-63 (1992)
Denis L. Rousseau (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

 

Artificial Intelligence

 

"Autonomous technology and the greater human good"
Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 26, 303-315 (2014)
Steve Omohundro (Self-Aware Systems)

"Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies"
Nick Bostrom (University of Oxford)

 

Science Misconceptions

"Things that go faster than light"
Scientific American 203, 142-152 (1960)
Milton A. Rothman (Princeton University)

Is Reality "Real"?

 

"Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?"

Philosophical Quarterly 53, 243 (2003)

Nick Bostrom (University of Oxford)

 

"Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation"

The European Physical Journal A 50, 148 (2014)

Silas R. Beane (Institute for Nuclear Theory), Zohreh Davoudi (Universitšt Bonn), Martin J. Savage (U. of Washington)

A self guided set of slides explaining this by Dr. Davoudi is available here.