Mike is a computer scientist at The University of Chicago specializing in High Performance Computing and scientific programming. Although he has been a skeptic for most of his life, the anti-vaccination movement has motivated him to become more active in the community. Mike recently moved to Chicago from Pittsburgh.
So You Think You’re a Realist?
An overview the debate in philosophy of science between scientific realists and anti-realists which attempts to answer whether the predictive success of a theory warrants belief in the unobservable entities (such as molecules and electrons) that it postulates.