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Our world might be a giant hologram

Craig Hogan, who has just been appointed director of Fermilab’s Center for Particle Astrophysics, reckons “If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram.” For the past seven years, a team in Germany has been searching for gravitational waves – ripples in space-time thrown off by super-dense astronomical objects such as neutron stars and black holes. GEO600 hasn’t detected any gravitational waves so far, but it might inadvertently have made the most important discovery in physics for half a... Read The Rest →

Things don’t resonate coz they’re dense, innit.

According to general advertising industry relativity, black hole budgets are entirely compressed into a region with zero meaningful volume and near-zero relevance, which means their density and gravitational pull towards the 30 second TV ad and print campaign are infinite; and so is the curvature of space-time and agency-time that they cause. These infinite values cause most physical equations – common sense, general relativity and good manners (i.e. not interrupting), to stop working at the centre of a broadcast industry black hole. So physicists, Resonance Jedis and every single one... Read The Rest →

Plonkerisation

“As for intelligent life I’m putting my money on the fact that in the whole universe, we are pretty much unique.” [Dr Michael Perryman, European Space Agency] Duuuuhhh! You’d think if we’d learned anything in the 470-ish years since the scientific revolution kicked in, it would be that we should hold our own knowledge in greatest suspicion. I’m sure those 16th century dudes would’ve put their money on the fact the Earth was at the centre of the solar system. A few words from Nassim Nicholas Taleb (The Black Swan)... Read The Rest →

Where’s my replicator?

On the subject of TECHNOLOGY NOT BEING THE POINT… I am, smugly, young enough not to be excited by new technology (!) In fact, where is my goddam replicator??? Where’s my reasonably priced holiday in space?? Not only that, but why can’t I even browse the internet on my freakin’ iphone at a decent speed? We marketing / mobile / futurist / geek types get very excited about new cool technology… we dish out awards to agencies for creating fancy stuff that uses the latest breakthrough thing… when really we’d... Read The Rest →

Out of the Silent Planet

Here’s a pertinent passage from C.S. Lewi’s ‘Out of the Silent Planet’… ‘Ransom, as time wore on, became aware of another and more spiritual cause for his progressive lightening and exultation of heart. A nightmare, long engendered in the modern mind by the mythology that follows in the wake of science, was falling off him. He had read of ‘Space’: at the back of his thinking for years had lurked the dismal fancy of the black, cold vacuity, the utter deadness, which was supposed to separate the worlds. He had... Read The Rest →

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