Friday, July 21, 2006

David Deutsch

David Deutsch, who teaches physics at Oxford, laid the groundwork for current research on quantum computation. That alone is kind of interesting. But what really caught my attention was an entry he wrote almost a year ago (on my birthday, incidentally) in his blog. He takes to task a BBC report claiming that "A team from James Cook University in Australia reports that the tiny coral reef goby lives a frantic existence to avoid becoming extinct." It's well worth reading.

His home page, by the way, contains links to stuff involving Karl Popper and Richard Dawkins, so it's hard for me not to like the guy just on that alone.


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