Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Physics makes me strong

Now, I'm no geographist, but I did just read a hyperbole-laden article about physics.

The article's headline is

"Scientists Question Nature's Fundamental Laws "

Which, as far as I can tell, scientists have always been doing. So what part of this is news? This part:


"Public confidence in the "constants" of nature may be at an all time low. Recent research has found evidence that the value of certain fundamental parameters, such as the speed of light or the invisible glue that holds nuclei together, may have been different in the past. The observed differences are small-roughly a few parts in a million-but the implications are huge: The laws of physics would have to be rewritten, not to mention we might need to make room for six more spatial dimensions than the three that we are used to."

George W's approval rating: 35%

Public confidence in the constants of nature: 14%

Rewriting the laws of physics?! Can we DO that? Johnny, your report on invisible glue? F-! Where's the evidence?!

Well, I'm going to go rock some Starbucks while I jam to my iPod--and tomorrow I'm going to get a heart transplant and fix my air conditioning. If I suddenly float up to the ceiling, I'm going to be VERY angry. Easy on the rewrites, gentlemen.

4 Comments:

At 11:58 AM, Blogger RedHurt said...

I read an article just like this, except it was 4 years ago.

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger Hans-Georg Gadamer said...

I read an artilce just like this, but it was authored my Max Planck one hundred years ago. The normal "three" dimensions we are used to? I thought Einstein added a fourth back in 1905...

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger Jackscolon said...

I like this post.

 
At 8:40 AM, Blogger E.A.P said...

Way to unleash the funny at the end. I like this post, too.

 

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