Archive for August 29th, 2006

Welcome to the real America, Senator Allen

What gets me is not only did my neighboring Senator George Allen make a racist, derogatory remark at an all-white function to an Indian American filming the event, he told the young man “welcome to the real Virginia.” The reality is Senator Allen is a carpet bagger, plain and simple. Unlike the young man who is a native born Virginian, Allen was born in California.

RamR wrote an excellent post on real Americans. It’s a good counter-piece to this diary by Markos.

Physics Proves Horror Movies Get It Wrong?

Who needs ghostbusters when you’ve got Newton, says a scientist who has used physics and maths to poke holes in the way Hollywood depicts ghosts and vampires.

In a paper, published recently on the physics website arXiv, theoretical physicist Professor Costas Efthimiou of the University of Central Florida shows that when it comes to things supernatural, the figures just don’t add up.

For instance, the ability to walk through walls is a common talent of celluloid ghosts.

But Newton’s laws of physics suggest that if a ghost can walk it shouldn’t be able to pass through walls, say Efthimiou and Cornell University postgraduate student Sohan Gandhi. I want you to read it all and then let me know if you feel that humans know everything there is to know in the universe or not.

I want you to read it all and then let me know if you feel that humans know everything there is to know in the universe or not.

 
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