The Reference Frame
Our stringy Universe from a conservative viewpoint
Monday, May 25, 2015
Possible particle discoveries at LHC
Guest blog by Paul Frampton Dear Luboš, here is my guest blog associated with my recent paper entitled " Lepton Number Conservation,...
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Far-reaching features of physical theories are not sociological questions
Backreaction has reviewed a book on the "philosophy of string theory" written by a trained physicist and philosopher Richard Dawi...
Eurovision song contest: the ultimate kitschy PC event
Last night, about 200 million viewers in the world were watching the Eurovision Song Contest. This h...
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Greece: parallel currency, default, solutions
Greece remains one of the main topics that markets are thinking about. Its finance minister Varoufakis promised a default on June 5th (€303...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Inconsequential, irrational, incorrect criticisms of PR, ER=EPR
Insights by Papadodimas and Raju (PR) and those by Maldacena and Susskind (ER=EPR) have advanced our understanding of quantum gravity in the...
Award-winning silly conformal gravity agitprop by 't Hooft
Since his well-deserved 1999 Nobel prize in physics, Gerard 't Hooft got used to a luxurious lifestyle and because the prize money have ...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Ashamed to be a Rutgers alumnus
Over 16,000 students of Rutgers have graduated. The university officials had to pick someone to give...
Monday, May 18, 2015
Oliver Heaviside: 165th birthday
Oliver Heaviside was born in London on May 18th, 1850. He was short, a redhead, and a sufferer from poor hearing due to scarlet fever in hi...
Saturday, May 16, 2015
John Bell actually misunderstood relativity, too
For the sake of unity, I adopt Bell's spelling "Fitzgerald". The physicist's name was FitzGerald. John Bell is one of th...
A circular cone and Judas betrayed students during high school final exams
In total, 15.7% of the students failed in their Spring 2015 "maturita", the Czech high school exit exam also nicknamed "the a...
Friday, May 15, 2015
Fun with ImageIdentify.com
Stephen Wolfram and his folks have launched another rather incredible website, one that tells you what a given photograph contains. Wolfram...
EU breakup better than refugee quotas
Instead of thinking about some creative plans to genuinely and systematically improve the lives of a...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
All realistic "interpretations" falsified by low heat capacities
For a week, I wanted to promote one topic in my 2011 text about Paul Dirac's forgotten quantum wisdom to a separate blog post. Finall...
Iran tried to buy nuclear-related compressors using fake documents
...the Czech authorities stopped the sale of the Czech product... Reuters published an exclusive story from Prague – before the Czech med...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
No particle upon a quantum field means no information
Backreation promotes a paper, Information transmission without energy exchange by Jonsson, Martin-Martinez, and Kempf, which claims that ...
Papal encyclical: will AGW, Catholic churches merge?
Environmentalism used to be one of the small building blocks of the nationalist socialist ideology in Germany but it kept on growing and was...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
NASA: no warp drive results. Cranks yelling
A week ago, I discussed the recent wave of misguided enthusiasm concerning the EM drive and warp drive crackpot memes . I have reminded ever...
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