Science & Tech

History of Science and Technology Q&A (February 23, 2022)

Please log in or register to do it.

Stephen Wolfram hosts a live and unscripted Ask Me Anything about the history of science and technology for all ages. Find the playlist of Q&A's here:

Originally livestreamed at:

If you missed the original livestream of this episode, feel free to submit a question you would like Stephen to answer in a future Q&A livestream here:

00:00 Start stream
0:47 SW begins talking
1:20 In 800 years, what will people call the methodology of NKS?
33:43 ​I always felt Ptolemy's system was a necessary step before Copernicus and Newton. Without that slightly dodgy pseudo scientific reasoning. Copernicus and newton wouldn't have "fixed" and refined it.
41:47 Newton invented Calculus and his three Laws. Do you consider the New Physics project developing a new tool like Calculus or you are inventing new Laws.
45:00 Why was gravitoelectromagnetism ignored for so long?
48:13 ​I disagree with Wolfram, I think there is no 'end' to how infinitesimal the universe gets. There's always more, the discoveries will never end.
56:43 I understand a great deal of human history was lost in ancient Alexandria. Of the early mathematics are there texts that reference concepts that are lost to us?
1:08:57 ​Is Ruliology a "young person's game", an "old person's game", or something else? What traits do you think will be most important for great Ruliologists? (Ruliologers? Rulioligizers? Rulioligrapher?)

Follow us on our official social media channels.

Stephen Wolfram's Twitter:

Contribute to the official Wolfram Community:
Stay up-to-date on the latest interest at Wolfram Research through our blog:
Follow Stephen Wolfram's life, interests, and what makes him tick on his blog:


Mermaids The Body Found: Are Mermaids Real? | Mermaid Science Fiction Programme | Reel Truth Science
Amazing Places to visit in Czech Republic - Travel Video


Already reacted for this post.


Available for Amazon Prime