Dr. Hans Schantz joins us to for an initial discussion of physics. We first establish some context: in the history of science are many initial, unscientific rejections of valid ideas; we need to recognize science by how thinking is done, by method, not by mere authority or prestige or convention.
With that said, Dr. Schantz takes us quickly through some major scientists (and their work) in the development of electromagnetic theory, then discusses
-how some major physicists were self-taught
-the importance of knowing the historical development of ideas
-some errors in this history of physics
-the importance of philosophy to physics
-the relationship between (logical) induction and deduction in physics
-the need for independent thought
-why we need to study physics
About Hans: Hans G. Schantz is a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and science fiction writer. Principal Scientist at Geeks and Nerds Corporation, he was formerly a co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of the Q-Track Corporation, and co-inventor of the company’s near-field precision indoor location systems. A theoretical physicist by training, he wrote the book The Art and Science of Ultrawideband Antennas. More recently, he branched out into science fiction, authoring the Amazon top-ten alternate history science fiction techno-thriller, The Hidden Truth. Hans lives in Huntsville, Alabama. His wife Barbara, inventor of the Baby Dipper Bowl, looks after the couple’s two sets of twins.
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