Friday, September 15, 2006

Something We Should Be Bloody Afraid About

3 Quarks Daily makes fun of those of us "paranoid" enough to worry about high-energy physics experiments undoing reality as we know and like it. I don't see what's paranoid about it. If an experiment is worth doing it, that's because we don't yet really know how it will turn out. And if the wacky ideas of current cosmology, or something like them, are true, then they might well turn out very badly indeed.

Why we worry about Palestinian teenagers when we have lunatic string-theorists running about, I will never understand.

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