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Was Keats Right? Surfer-Physicist Garrett Lisi’s TED Talk

The poet John Keats famously wrote, at the end of his “Ode on a Grecian Urn”, the following: Beauty is truth, truth beauty—that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. I’m not sure this … Continue reading

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3-D for Real: Do We Live in a Holographic Universe?

Earlier this week, there was a mind-bending New York Times article on gravity that also touched on the possibility that we live in a holographic universe. Here is one of the key passages from the New York Times article explaining the so-called … Continue reading

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Not the Tao of Physics, nor the TOE of Physics—But Logan’s Run?: Surfer Physicist Garrett Lisi’s E8 Solution to the Theory of Everything is Beautiful—But Where are the Exits?

The Telegraph of London had an exceptionally clear discussion of physicist Garrett Lisi’s E8 solution to the “Theory of Everything.” Money quote:  Lisi’s inspiration lies in the most elegant and intricate shape known to mathematics, called E8 – a complex, eight-dimensional … Continue reading

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Garrett Lisi, Surfer Genius?: Has a Van Dwelling Ne’r-Do-Well Stumbled Upon The Grand TOE (Theory of Everything)?

First it was that most famous of outsiders—Jesus—born in a manger. And now it appears that the light of heaven has shined upon the cranium of Garrett Lisi—surfer dude. Has God once again shared His deepest secrets with an eccentric … Continue reading

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