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Occam's Razor

Occam’s Razor is a heuristic (rule of thumb)  used in many areas of science and philosophy. Credited to Franciscan friar William of Ockham; “entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity” is often reworded as “the simplest explanation is usually the right one”.

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Norman Borlaug: The Unknown Genius

borlaugNorman Borlaug is a 1970 Noble Peace Prize winner for his work with semi-dwarf, high- yielding,  disease-resistant wheat. Thanks to his research, between 1965-1970 Pakistan and India were able to more than double their production of wheat.

It is estimated that his work has saved over 1 BILLION live…

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Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

 

Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

 

-every object in this universe attracts every other object with a force which is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of distance between their centers

 

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  • F= force in newtons

  • G= gravitat…
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    Newton's Third Law of Motion

     

    Newton's Third Law of Motion

     

    - for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction

     

    any time a force is applied to an object there is an equal force that pushes back in the opposite direction

     

     

     

     

     

    When a bullet is propelled from the chamber of a gun an equal force is applied i…

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    Newton's Second Law of Motion

     

    Newton's Second Law of Motion

     

    (acceleration)

     

    -the applied force on an object equals the rate of change of its momentum with time.

     

    F=ma

     

    (Force = mass x acceleration)

     

     

     

    - The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the ne…

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    Newton's First Law of Motion

     

    Newton's First Law of Motion

     

    also called the Law of Inertia

     

    -an object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an outside force.

     

     

     

    Imagine a ball on a pool table.

     

    The ball wil…

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    Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison

    teslaedisonWhile Nikola Tesla has slowly been getting more of the recognition he deserves he may never be fully given the credit he is due. Thomas Edison on the other hand is treated like a modern-day demi-god with little reason to back that up. Let's examine the facts in a scientific manner of which Tesla wou…

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    Grandpa Wasn't an Ape

     

    Grandpa wasn't an ape

    Contrary to popular belief it is a misnomer that evolution claims that we are descendant from apes.

    It in fact does not claim that- we actually have a common ancestor which is not at all the same as to say we are descendant from them.

    The ancestor is believed to be from…

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