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Archive for August, 2006

Alain Connes redefines space, resulting in a beautiful alternative that finally brings theoretical physics back into the realm of falsifiability.

Connes’ noncommutative geometry theory proposes that the mass of the Higgs boson is 160 Gev. Very intersting theory.

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Via reddit: the war terror viewed through the bash shell.

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The Czech Republic is the only place on Earth to have completely thumbed their noses at the common drug charter of the U.N. So you would think that the country must have a serious drug problem right? There must be tons of crime and disgusting elements in public, right?

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Dark matter detected. Wee!

My status as an astronomy graduate student compels me to mention this, even though you’ve probably heard about it: dark matter has been directly detected, for the first time. This was done by measuring the gravitational lensing effects in a colliding cluster of galaxies observed using the Chandra X-ray observatory. The point is that the visible matter is subjected to drag during the collision and so lags behind the dark matter, which allows the dark matter to be separately detected. The actual paper is here.

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A simple summary of what Fascism looks like today, how it relates to current trends in America, and what we can do about it (if we it’s not too late already).

In short, if we’re not careful the U.S. is well on its way to becoming a fascist state.

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Even experts who believe the program is illegal said that “the opinion overlooked important precedents, failed to engage the government
â��s major arguments, used circular reasoning, substituted passion for analysis and did not even offer the best reasons for its own conclusions.”

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Atheist

Awesome video of atheist people and their accomplishments…disproving how atheists are thought to be.

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One of the comments describes an inherent logical contradiction in believing that morals come from God, summed up by this quote: “God may be our judge, but we judge God to satisfy ourselves that God is a worthy judge.” (about twelve comments down)

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