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Go to: Krauss finds something in nothing

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Ugh, the MTV style camera work makes him look like some sort of "hip with the kids" idiot.
This guy is a world class physics professor, please try to show a little respect.

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 02:52:58 UTC | #905159

Go to: Do you get it now, Prime Minister? [Also in Polish]

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Excellent piece. The problem with faith schools is so simply put that it's difficult to imagine people "not getting it", yet a cursory glance at some of the (mostly) dreadful comments on this article shows that it is possible. Hopefully someone in parliament will give this a read.

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 14:53:53 UTC | #898864

Go to: Is “epigenetics” a revolution in evolution?

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I happened to have the misfortune to read "The Selfish Genius" recently (honestly, I don't know what possessed me to shell out £2.50 for that p.o.s), so this article is most relevant and very welcome.

Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:58:11 UTC | #863154

Go to: William Lane Craig - for children

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"PRECIOUS"! Yuck. Would you let this man within ten yards of any child you cared for?

Possibly, but for reasons other than use of the word precious surely?

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 12:06:55 UTC | #859651

Go to: The Ontology of Ghostbusters

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Read the Nights Dawn trilogy by Peter F Hamilton. When the dead begin possessing people, the scientists penetrate hell and try to use physics to defeat them.

About the Ghosts in Ghostbusters though, if you can see a ghost then it must be emitting photons and so is constrained by the EM force. If it can touch you, it must consist of charged particles repelling the atoms on your exterior. If it makes sound it must have some physical membrane vibrating the air at audible frequencies. By existing as they do, these things have constraints (unless we want to undo physics) which if you proceed from 'logically' (in a science fiction sense) you could arrive at a piece of technology designed to exploit those constraints.

Updated: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 04:24:19 UTC | #540841

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