Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 15, 2010

I'm not sure I even like this image. But I'm going to leave it in because someone might and it's not totally bad. You can never tell what people will respond or not respond to. It's always a surprise.

Be sure to read the article in Monday's New York Times, A Scientist Takes on Gravity. Gravity may not be one of the fundamental four forces of the universe, but just an 'emergent property', an afterthought. The universe just keeps getting weirder. Now that's entropy, right?

You can actually read the paper that prompted the article On the Origin of Gravity and the Laws of Newton by Eric Verlinde. Click on the title to go to its download page. The first few pages are comprehensible - and quite startling. I wish my dad, a physicist, was alive. He'd revel in this new age of physics, string theory, etc. On the other hand. he'd probably be quite skeptical, and rightly so. He was an experimentalist and all of this stuff is, not even theory, speculation. Peering unseeing into a vast dark - dark holes, dark matter, dark energy.

Quote of the Day
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Lou Holtz

Wait a second ... didn't this quote just appear recently, and attributed to Aesop?

Image ... REM Crosswalk.

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