Science Stuff: The Nature of Science

Rhett Allain
10 min readOct 17, 2021
Photo: Rhett Allain. Sun Dogs — these are bright spots on the side of the Sun caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere.

Note: I think for now, I am going to start each section of this online book with “science stuff:” — just so you know where I’m going.

Aristotle and Reasoning

It’s always fun to start talking about science with the Greek philosopher, Aristotle. It seems certain that there were other humans in the past that had very interesting ideas, but for one reason or another we end up…

Rhett Allain

Physics faculty, science blogger of all things geek. Technical Consultant for CBS MacGyver and MythBusters. WIRED blogger.