Month: October 2018

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Lost in Math

October 30, 2018


Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astrayby Sabine Hossenfelder. Basic Books, June 2018. Reviewed by Steven Willing, MD “Physical laws should have mathematical beauty”. Paul Dirac, Nobel Laureate* Way back in 1973, the world of theoretical physics reached a dead end. That year marked the last successful prediction of any elemental particles - the…


Here, as anywhere, the wisdom of the great C. S. Lewis should be taken to heart: "There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. .. It is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we…

Marriage and Health

October 1, 2018


A glimpse of current literature regarding the benefits of monogamy: Effects on adults What Do We Know About the Link Between Marriage and Health? Journal of Family Issues 31(8):1019-1040, 2010: §  “Marriage reduces depression” §  “Unmarried adults are more likely to drink, use marijuana, and drive recklessly” §  “Married men and women experience lower mortality…