Cosmology Uncommon Descent Contest

Uncommon Descent Contest Question 14: Is backwards or forwards time travel really possible? Winner announced

This was another one for physics buffs. Contest 13, here, asked: “The Large Hadron Collider is back up and running, but why?” The question there was whether what we would learn is worth nine billion dollars. Two physicists have suggested that Hadron’s woes are due to particles travelling back in time. Their theory has been […]

Cosmology Uncommon Descent Contest

Uncommon Descent Contest Question 13: The Large Hadron Collider is back up and running, but why? Winners announced.

Here’s the contest (excerpt follows)” This one is for physics buffs. The Large Hadron Collider (called by some the God Machine) has suffered considerable woe recently – most recently when a passing bird dropped a piece of bread on it, though it appears to be back up and running. Go here for the rest. Basically, […]

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36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction

The title of this post is also the title of a recent book by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. According to the website for The Edge Foundation, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, known to Edge readers as a philosopher who has interesting things to say about Gödel and Spinoza, among others, enters into this conversation, taking on these and […]

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Coffee!! Large Hadron Collider: If this “backwards time travel” is not a joke, it surely should be

Woes of God particle researchers worse than woes of Job, in the Bible, apparently: Here’s a fun piece on the large Hadron Collider’s woes, when a passing bird dropped a piece of bread on it (yes!) , via Commentary Magazine – “Big Bang Machine Felled by Frenchman from the Future” by Anthony Sacramone (11/16/09): So […]