Some writings of Doug Nusbaum

The purpose of this site is to allow me to publish my mental explorations about the nature of the physical world, and humans place in that world.  I have decided to invest the mental effort in this because I think that I have something to contribute to the idea space of humans.

There are many reasons that I have this belief, but the two most important are that I have come up with a few ideas that I have never seen written before, and that seem useful,  and the first time that I put something into a blog, an article that I called orwells boot, within a year that title was at the top of every search engine.   This small success leads me to think that perhaps my belief that I have something non trivial and non transitory to contribute to human idea-space has some validity.

If you are wondering about the image, it is of the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger.  This was entirely predictable, as the problem that caused the explosion was well known to the engineers and administrators at NASA. The decision makers in NASA however, as in almost all bureaucracies thought that nature could be fooled.  I write on this in detail in the page Foundations.  The failures of NASA are one of the more spectaculare examples of how our leaders can be, and most often are, st00pid

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