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Maurice Allais

On Fringe Science

Michael R. Powers | Posted 08.06.2012 | Science
Michael R. Powers

I believe that the careful consideration of fringe science is useful both for understanding exactly what is meant by scientific methods and for demonstrating the appropriate and transparent application of those methods.

The Paradox of Allais' Effect

Michael R. Powers | Posted 07.20.2012 | Science
Michael R. Powers

In comparing Allais' two counterintuitive observations -- that pendulums behave oddly during eclipses and that human beings behave oddly when making decisions involving uncertainties -- I can't help feeling the former is much more important than the latter.