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Freeman Dyson

E.T., Are You Home?

Mark Alpert | Posted 03.01.2016 | Science
Mark Alpert

Astronomy has a long history of supposed sightings of space aliens. In the late 19th century, American astronomer Percival Lowell reported seeing cana...

The Dark Side of World-Changing Technologies

Martin Rees | Posted 02.15.2016 | World
Martin Rees

Our world increasingly depends on elaborate networks like electric power grids and globally dispersed manufacturing. Unless these networks are highly resilient, their benefits could be outweighed by catastrophic breakdowns.

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.01.2015 | Science
Xaque Gruber

The concept of a Dyson Sphere is not a new one. It was first described by futurist writer Olaf Stapledon in his 1937 science fiction novel, Star Maker.

Freeman Dyson Offers Up a Smorgasbord of Climate Change Misconceptions

Ann Reid | Posted 05.14.2016 | Green
Ann Reid

Not that it will do any good, but I implore Professor Dyson to take a good hard look at the scientific evidence and think again -- especially because his deserved scientific eminence may lead the public to overindulge at his smorgasbord of misconceptions.

Dare to Be 100: Dyson Serendipity

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Freeman Dyson has one of my source minds. He as a physicist occupies Einstein's chair at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. He is now 91 year...

David Freeman

LISTEN: Physics Legend Explains The One Thing We Don't Get About Science | David Freeman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Science

In a science career that has spanned more than 60 years, Freeman Dyson has worked alongside some of the greatest minds in theoretical physics, includi...

The Absolute Elsewhere

Pia de Jong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Pia de Jong

In 1930, the British satirical magazine Punch published a cartoon of a boy, lying on his stomach on the floor, reading a book on relativity. When asked where his sister is, he replies, "Somewhere in the absolute elsewhere." That boy was the seven-year-old Freeman Dyson.

Beware Secular Fundamentalism

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

Secular Fundamentalism is no more consistent with what it claims as its roots than Religious Fundamentalism is consistent with its own roots. And neither allows the other to have a real conversation.

Freeman Dyson, Revered Scientist, Becomes Global-Warming Heretic

New York Times Magazine | NICHOLAS DAWIDOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FOR MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY the eminent physicist Freeman Dyson has quietly resided in Prince­ton, N.J., on the wooded former farmland that is home ...