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Nature News Special : Alan Turing at 100

Nature News Special : Alan Turing at 100 | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Alan Turing, born a century ago this year, is best known for his wartime code-breaking and for inventing the 'Turing machine' – the concept at the heart of every computer today. But his legacy extends much further: he founded the field of artificial intelligence, proposed a theory of biological pattern formation and speculated about the limits of computation in physics. In this collection of features and opinion pieces, Nature celebrates the mind that, in a handful of papers over a tragically short lifetime, shaped many of the hottest fields in science today.

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Cosmologists Try to Explain a Universe Springing From Nothing

Cosmologists Try to Explain a Universe Springing From Nothing | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The cosmologist Lawrence Krauss joins a chorus of scientists trying to explain how the universe could be born from, if not nothing, something close to it.
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Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease

Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) -- British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease.

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Physicist and atheist Alan Lightman goes accommodationist

Physicist Alan Lightman is one of the rare breed of working scientists who is an engaging and prolific popular writer. I loved his book Einstein's Dreams. But now he proves to be somewhat of an acc...
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Physicists explain technical glitches behind those faster-than-light neutrinos

Physicists explain technical glitches behind those faster-than-light neutrinos | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Yesterday, rumors were circulating that last year's faster-than-light neutrino results had been undone by a simple mechanical mishap: one of the fiber optic cables connecting a GPS unit to a computer may have been loose.
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Quantum Christianity? | Pharyngula

Quantum Christianity? | Pharyngula | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Hallelujah! At long last, we can reconcile Jesus and science — all we need is to know a little quantum physics. Very little quantum physics.
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'A Universe From Nothing' by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009

Lawrence Krauss gives a talk on our current picture of the universe, how it will end, and how it could have come from nothing. Krauss is the author of many b...
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