How do we know what we think we know? (part 2)

How do we know the tide won't wash the beach away? A couple of years ago a local newspaper reported a certain beach-front resident claiming  "It's ridiculous to think this beach would ever get washed away by a king tide. I've lived here four months and it's just never happened." This is an example of … Continue reading How do we know what we think we know? (part 2)

How do we know what we think we know? What the Density Classification Problem tells us

How can we know what the world is really like? We often hear fairly frank opinions about how things 'really' are. We probably make these kinds of claims ourselves from time to time: 'the fact is...', 'that's just the way it is...';  'you know what it's like...' But how do we know what we think … Continue reading How do we know what we think we know? What the Density Classification Problem tells us