How the Planets Affect Our Daily Lives: A Brief History of Uncertainty

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at St Wilfrid's Primary School, Sheffield on Mar 19, 2013 [pdf]
Neil D. Lawrence, University of Sheffield

Abstract

Within the last 400 years scientists became able to predict the future. Crystal balls were replaced with computation. Uncertainty met mathematics. This talk gives a brief history of uncertainty and prediction. You will find out how planets affect who your Facebook friends are.

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