Author: David Babuschkin
David was born and raised in Cologne, Germany to a Russian/Jewish family. He studied physics at undergraduate and Master's level at the University of Sussex. He currently works in R&D at Micron Semiconductor Ltd. He mainly writes about science and the philosophy of science. If you want to get in contact, drop him an email at davidbabuschkin@live.de

Beyond the Woo – Why David Wolfe & Co. Are Detrimental to Society

In my last piece I discussed the methods David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe uses to attract followers, and spread his quackery. As I was writing it, I remember feeling overwhelmed with anger and a sense of disbelief thinking about how many people subscribe to his BS and how many people’s life choices are influenced by him – so much so, that I feel I didn’t properly explain why I believe David Wolfe and con-artists like him are so detrimental to society and would now like to take this opportunity to do so. Read more...

A short piece on Gravity

Gravity. Everyone knows about it, everyone experiences it, yet not many people know what it is. Don’t worry though – the scientific community is also not sure about this one. Even though gravity was the first fundamental force to be discovered and named, it is the one we know the least about (the others being the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and electromagnetism – if you’re interested in those, I suggest you google them). Read more...

A Beginners Guide to Quantum Mechanics

quantum mechanics

Quantum mechanics is notoriously weird and difficult to comprehend. Many people I speak to seem to know of it, but not much about it at all- which is my main motivation behind writing this article. I will (briefly) go through some of the insights that quantum mechanics has provided about the way we see the world around us, and hopefully clarify things- at least so that the next time the word ‘Quantum’ is used somewhere completely out of context, you’ll be able to call ‘Bullshit’ on whoever is trying to sound like they know what they’re talking about (happens a lot more than you’d think!). Read more...

UK set to be the only G7 country to increase subsidies to fossil fuels – oh dear!

Cameron Fossil

What a surprise – the Tory government lied about their intentions concerning climate change. After David Cameron hugged huskies, pledging to run the ‘greenest government ever’, and George Osborne told climate campaigners “If I become chancellor, the treasury will become a green ally, not a foe” [1] it seems they have stopped caring again and started going about their usual conservative business. Read more...

Mathematics: Invented, or Discovered?

Mathematics

Mathematics is profoundly effective at describing the world around us. It is the language physicists use to formulate theories about our universe, neurologists use to model our brain, and economists use to model the stock market. This naturally leads us to ask the question why mathematics is so effective at describing our universe- a question asked many times before by a number of great minds. Read more...