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November 16, 2007

Weekend Reading 25

Here's some straight news from The Daily Telegraph. I believe they're serious.

Surfer dude stuns physicists with theory of everything

By Roger Highfield, Science Editor
Last Updated: 6:01pm GMT 14/11/2007

An impoverished surfer has drawn up a new theory of the universe, seen by some as the Holy Grail of physics, which has received rave reviews from scientists.

Update: The 'impoverished surfer' is A. Garrett Lisi and his paper's called An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything.

Reason mag interviews Judge Andrew Napolitano. They discuss his new book, A Nation of Sheep, among other things. Here's a good quote from the judge, talking about "national security letters":

Remember that the British government permitted its soldiers to execute self-written search warrants. They called them “writs of assistance,” and they were one of the last straws that caused American colonist to rebel. It’s bitterly ironic that 230 years later a popularly elected government would authorize its own agents to do the same thing that when a monarchy did it, we fought a war of rebellion in reaction—which we won!

Warren Meyer (of Coyote blog fame) has another blog called Climate Skeptic. He's released his video What is Normal? A Critique of Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming Theory there.

It's worth a look, but note the word catastrophic. Mr Meyer thinks the world climate is warmer, but he's not sure of the cause and he doesn't think it will turn out to be a catastrophe.

Posted by joke du jour at November 16, 2007 06:00 PM

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