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About Benjamin Winterhalter

Benjamin Winterhalter is a writer, editor, and former attorney based in Cambridge, MA. His work has also appeared in "Salon," "The Atlantic," "The Boston Globe," "The Baffler," and elsewhere, and he is JSTOR Daily's features editor. He's still working on that book.
Latest Posts | By Benjamin Winterhalter
“Tenet” Isn’t Paradoxical—It’s Christopher Nolan on Climate Change
7 months ago

“Tenet” Isn’t Paradoxical—It’s Christopher Nolan on Climate Change

In Christopher Nolan’s 2014 movie Interstellar, Anne Hathaway, starring as Brand, a member of a team of scientist-astronauts sent through a wormhole in search of an Earth-like planet in the …
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The World as Will and Quantum Mechanics
2 years ago

The World as Will and Quantum Mechanics

There is, unfortunately, no such thing as fate. If we accept that quantum mechanics—for all the strangeness associated with it—gives an accurate description of the universe’s basic ontology, we should …
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It’s Perfectly Possible to Live in a Post-Truth Era

On May 1, 1960, the CIA pilot Captain Francis Gary Powers flew a U-2 spy plane over the USSR, taking photographs of Soviet military installations, including sites capable of launching …
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