CHOMSKY SAYS NO MEANINGFUL EVIDENCE OF COUP AGAINST IMRAN KHAN!
The famed leftwing political activist says that using the threatening letter as evidence of a coup is “meaningless”! I have for long admired and followed Prof. Chomsky’s work. Among the people he has never met, I am probably one of the few with whom it was Prof. Chomsky who initiated an email correspondence! Well, technically.…
The Ship of Theseus sails in Water (and not H2O)
The difference between natural language and the language of science The problem of reference in philosophy deals with relations of words to the world. Do words correspond to some mind-independent objects in the external world? In the following text, I propose the thesis that “reference” is one area where science and everyday affairs take sharp,…
Method in Acting and Science: Why there is no such thing
Growing up in China, with the state television often showing boring programs, I was hooked to our cherished VCR and movies. My favorite actors growing up were Al Pacino and Robert Deniro (no surprises there). It was only later on that I discovered while doing my PhD in the Netherlands, that actors like Pacino and…