Monthly Archives: September 2011

(Another) Flight into Fantasy

“Light Speed – Flying into Fantasy”  is the title of the BBC’s article this morning (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15034414) having to do with CERN’s announcement that they may have measured a neutrino’s velocity at greater than the (known) speed of light (c). Granted, … Continue reading

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“Dark” vs. invisible?

Reading the comments on Ethan Siegel’s blog “Starts with a Bang” about his piece on dark matter this morning made me once again aware of the limitations our ingrained mental models generate when we try to look at ideas and … Continue reading

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Time and its metaphorical surrogates

For those few of you who have enjoyed my book “the picnic at the edge of the universe“. or with whom I’ve had a conversation about it, you may recall that I spent a modicum of time and space discussing … Continue reading

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