Introduction

  • Louis J. DeFelice

Abstract

Let us suppose you are walking along and you see lightning strike the ground, and just at the place and moment where it hits, a basketball appears out of nowhere. That would be pretty amazing, and you would probably call it a magical event. However let us suppose that you make the same trip every day, and that every time lightning strikes a certain place, a basketball appears—that you could logically call science. Let me explain what I mean. Sometimes it would appear that the only difference between science and magic is that science repeats. If something happens once, then under the same circumstances, it will happen again. Science is no less magical than magic, it is just repeatable.

Keywords

Nonlinear Differential Equation Random Opening Cochlear Nerve Fair Coin Radioactive Atom 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis J. DeFelice
    • 1
  1. 1.Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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