LHC: IF IT WASN'T A BLACK HOLE, WHAT SHUT IT DOWN?
A federal judge in Honolulu dismissed the lawsuit seeking to stop operation of the giant collider, not because the science fiction writer who filed the suit was a few neurons short of a full compliment, but because CERN is not in Honolulu.
Old news, but I just read it and it made me lol. "CERN is not in Honolulu."
Gotta love Bob Park, the physicist and author of What's New, a weekly report of Washington happenings. No wasted words and always the appropriate amount of snark.
He's got a new book out: Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science (Princeton, 2008). Anyone read it yet?
Dumbass Douthat and the clueless conservative perspective - Good god, but the most appalling morons can find a comfortable sinecure on the opinion pages of that blithe harbor for the right-wing tropes of the bourgeo...
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