Universe Protects Itself By Traveling Back From Future

After reading this article about the latest crazy theory on why we can’t yet prove the Big Bang, I couldn’t stop thinking about Romans 1:22. That is “Professing to be wise, they became fools.” Read on and see if you don’t agree.

Then it will be time to test one of the most bizarre and revolutionary theories in science. I’m not talking about extra dimensions of space-time, dark matter or even black holes that eat the Earth. No, I’m talking about the notion that the troubled collider is being sabotaged by its own future. A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.

Holger Bech Nielsen, of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, and Masao Ninomiya of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan, put this idea forward in a series of papers with titles like “Test of Effect From Future in Large Hadron Collider: a Proposal” and “Search for Future Influence From LHC,” posted on the physics Web site arXiv.org in the last year and a half.

According to the so-called Standard Model that rules almost all physics, the Higgs is responsible for imbuing other elementary particles with mass.

“It must be our prediction that all Higgs producing machines shall have bad luck,” Dr. Nielsen said in an e-mail message. In an unpublished essay, Dr. Nielson said of the theory, “Well, one could even almost say that we have a model for God.” It is their guess, he went on, “that He rather hates Higgs particles, and attempts to avoid them.”

This malign influence from the future, they argue, could explain why the United States Superconducting Supercollider, also designed to find the Higgs, was canceled in 1993 after billions of dollars had already been spent, an event so unlikely that Dr. Nielsen calls it an “anti-miracle.”…

Dr. Nielsen and Dr. Ninomiya have proposed a kind of test: that CERN engage in a game of chance, a “card-drawing” exercise using perhaps a random-number generator, in order to discern bad luck from the future. If the outcome was sufficiently unlikely, say drawing the one spade in a deck with 100 million hearts, the machine would either not run at all, or only at low energies unlikely to find the Higgs.

Sure, it’s crazy, and CERN should not and is not about to mortgage its investment to a coin toss. The theory was greeted on some blogs with comparisons to Harry Potter. But craziness has a fine history in a physics that talks routinely about cats being dead and alive at the same time and about anti-gravity puffing out the universe…

Dr. Nielsen admits that he and Dr. Ninomiya’s new theory smacks of time travel, a longtime interest, which has become a respectable research subject in recent years. While it is a paradox to go back in time and kill your grandfather, physicists agree there is no paradox if you go back in time and save him from being hit by a bus. In the case of the Higgs and the collider, it is as if something is going back in time to keep the universe from being hit by a bus. Although just why the Higgs would be a catastrophe is not clear. If we knew, presumably, we wouldn’t be trying to make one… – NYTimes: The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate

And if the Universe COULD travel back in time to protect itself… why hasn’t it stopped global warming?  ;)

Incidentally, we can rest assured that these Physicists are crack pots as the Higgs search collider not only is online but now has the record for most energetic collision ever.  Unfortunately no particles from the future have yet shown up to either protect or destroy John Conner.

Clinton Kelly Bad Math & Typing

Clinton Kelly of What Not To Wear is apparently bad at both math and typing.

In “Freakin’ Fabulous,” Clinton proposes a formula to determine the perfect number of guests for a cocktail party. Divide the square footage of your home by five (the approximate number of feet each guest needs in personal space). That number equals how many people can fit comfortably in your home. Then, assume that 80 percent of your invitees will accept the invitation, but that five of those people won’t end up coming. For example, if you’ve got 100 square feet of space in your home, you can fit 20 guests. But really, you can invite 25 because just 16 will plan to come in the first place, and one will claim to be violently ill the day of the party.

First of all the, one must assume that it’s supposed to be 5 PERCENT not people will end up a no-show after accepting an invitation. (Unless there is a set in stone rule that 5 people will always bail on all parties everywhere, regardless of size.)

Secondly, 80% of 25 invitees is 20 attenders not 16.

Socialism Too Broke To Fuel Eternal Flame

ledflame.jpgWhen the socialist utopia runs out of money to fuel your vets eternal flame what can you do but switch to a low carbon footprint led digital flame…

And always the gas torch was blowing on its palm symbolizing eternal memory. Elder people were admiring them, progressive youth called the monument “The Girl with Sambuca”. Such kind of fires can be met worldwide and in Russia they are called “Eternal Flames”.

But nothing is eternal on this Earth as we know. When the Soviet Union felt down and states that were its parts became independent the whole infrastructure supporting different regions became interrupted.

In this particular case that meant “You would have no more free natural gas, Ukraine!”. So this fossil fuels the flames ran on became to luxury to be burnt without any real purpose (the memories don’t cost much in wild capitalistic realities!). So the it was shut down.

For years it was standing without burning torch and no renovations were running, looked pretty abandoned.

But then… new technologies came into a play!

They combined a nice pixel flames and a cell phone transmitters inside – that’s way cool place for them – high above the city scape. – English Russia

Whoopi Goldberg: ‘It Wasn’t Rape-Rape’ Just Rape.

“She still seems to be suggesting that there are different levels of forcing someone to have sexual intercourse without their consent, that some rapes are better than others. What a dangerous and foolish thing to say.”   I couldn’t have said it better myself.

The actress Whoopi Goldberg has coined the stupidest term in the whole furore over Roman Polanski’s arrest in Zurich for having sexual intercourse with a minor.

Speaking on television show The View, Goldberg said “I know it wasn’t rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.”

“Rape-rape?” As opposed to just ‘rape’? Goldberg was trying to pin down the exact crime Polanski was charged with but she still seems to be suggesting that there are different levels of forcing someone to have sexual intercourse without their consent, that some rapes are better than others. What a dangerous and foolish thing to say.

Goldberg also said: “We’re a different kind of society. We see things differently. The world sees 13-year-olds and 14-year-olds in the rest of Europe… not everybody agrees with the way we see things…”

Polanski’s 13-year-old victim was intoxicated by champagne and a Quaalude before he took pictures of her naked. Then, despite her alleged resistance, the 44-year-old had sexual intercourse with her. Despite Polanski’s mastery at film making, let’s not pretend that we see this as anything but despicable and utterly wrong. Even in Europe. – UK Telegraph