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#31521 Bazza

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:45 PM

Maybe I should befriend your wife on Facebook? :)
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#31522 Bazza

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 04:56 AM

Posting because I thought it might be of interest:

A Defense of the Reality of Time
Time isn’t just another dimension, argues Tim Maudlin. To make his case, he’s had to reinvent geometry.
https://www.quantama...eality-of-time/
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:05 PM

Gr. I saw the article before when I didn't have time to read it, and now that I do have time the link gives me a 404 error.
... abnormal, non-Euclidean, and loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from ours.

#31524 Bazza

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:31 PM

This should be it
http://www.quantamag...-time-20170516/
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:18 AM

That I could read. Doesn't bother me much. That is far enough out in what I call the theoretical or philosophical boondocks that I am exceedingly skeptical, and unconvinced that there's actually enough observable "meat" involved in the discussion to have an experimental means of testing the ideas. And if it's really physics, it has to be testable.
... abnormal, non-Euclidean, and loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from ours.

#31526 Bazza

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:50 AM

No worries.
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#31527 Pariah

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:06 AM

Listening to Vangelis' Heaven and Hell while grading final exams today.

 

Seemed oddly appropriate. 


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Garibaldi: "No boom."
Ivanova: "No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow."


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:12 PM

Alice Cooper's School's Out is also a favorite.
... abnormal, non-Euclidean, and loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from ours.