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Daily Archives: October 21, 2009
In September, 2008, the CERN Large Hadron Collider was slated to fully power up, but there were glitches that have stalled (until November of 2009) its search for the Higgs boson (the particle/field responsible for making mass, and thus matter, … Continue reading
In November of 2009, the CERN Large Hadron Collider Will Begin the Process of Replicating the First Billionth of a Second After the Big Bang
Yes, you read that right. Billionth of a second. The European particle collider will work, under controlled conditions, with energies literally billions of times hotter than the sun’s core, and most physicists think that the collider, at its highest speeds, may even generate … Continue reading
Remember “America, Love It or Leave It”? Rush Limbaugh’s Latest Trope on This Saying Amounts to This: “The Earth, Pollute It or Leave It!”
Rush Limbaugh, the titular head of the Republican Party, has brought the Far Reich’s “love it or leave it” trope to new heights, calling on a New York Times reporter to off himself if he has a problem with global pollution … Continue reading
Akin to the cooling of boiling water over time, physicist Brian Cox says that we are the things that young and hot “hydrogen atoms do” after they’ve cooled and aged over 13.7 billion years. Isn’t that ridiculous? As hydrogen atoms … Continue reading
Mathematician David Berlinski (from his new book of collected essays, The Deniable Darwin, p. 422): At some time in the history of the universe, there were no human minds, and at some time later, there were. Within the blink of … Continue reading
But the author of the book does not call Rand a “conservative” because Rand was an atheist! Hmm. Jennifer Burns is a University of Virginia historian, and her book on Ayn Rand is titled Goddess of the Market. Here is part 1 … Continue reading