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November 26, 2007

WE HAVE GOT TO CUT DOWN ON SATURATED FATS

(Thanks to fivver)

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Over the past few years, cosmologists have taken this powerful theory of what happens at the level of subatomic particles and tried to extend it to understand the universe, since it began in the subatomic realm during the Big Bang.

Who knew hairdressers were this brilliant??

*hair flip*

Either that or kill Schrodinger's cat.

What we seem to have here is a gross misunderstanding of Heisenberg's Principle. And Schroedinger did not actually do the cat experiment, and later wished he had never mentioned it.

Now that doesn't make sense. It would've if I had been first....

pogo - don't mention it.

Well, yeah, and a lot of us wished Schroedinger did not mention it... Especially those of us with cats...

My comments always sem to be just one beat too late...

So then is man the only thing in the universe capable of observing it?

uh..that's not what I was told the Big Bang was...

Guess I'll stop saving receipts and tax records.

Reading that article shortened my universe's life.

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
- Douglas Adams

pogo - then that explains Vista.

Annie - It sort of the inverse Heisenberg Principle.

Ah, yes - the BisonHer Principle, wherein one burns one's own buffalo head to shorten its life AND goatee.

God does not play dice with the universe.
A. Einstein

C'mon 7! Baby needs a new pair of sandals!
God

Where'd that lightning come from?
fivver

I agree with Annie . . . reading that article on a Monday coming off a turkey coma shortened my unviverse's life span too. And I only got 2/3 down the first page. What was humourous in that Dave or Judi, as the case may be?

I'm cutting down on shortening.

Hey, I did my share of taking out the dark matter. Tossed it right out the door onto the sidewalk. (An old printer somebody gave my sucker husband--it works. All it did was block the coat closet and take up space.)

Who says blondes have more fun?

Made the most wonderfully satisfying crash.

Boo - I think the humor was in the header. The rest was just....gravy. Pogo forced me to read the rest.

Cosmos. Kramer and Topper. The only Cosmos I know.

Oh my Lard. They're saying that peeking in the box to see if widdle Kitler's still alive will lead to plot fore-shortening? (No wonder the Scots invented golf. And Lorna Doones.)

Boo, I thought the idea we could shorten the universe's life simply by looking at it was funny, but now that I think about THAT LOOK I get from mrs. fivver...

Well...I'll be.

(quote from grandmother)

Sorry. I'm back, I think. The Big Bang ya'll heard was my head exploding whilst reading page 2.

fivver, thank you.

*SWsnork*!

OK, we took a look and the result was the life of the Universe was thereby shortened.

Mow we have two more questions:

1) How much?

2) What happens if we look again?

I dare not, pogo. YOU do it!

The funny thing is that his headline, and several of the comments make it seem like we are shortening the lifespan of the universe simply by observing it. But then he quotes somebody halfway through stating that there is no causality between the two.

Well make up your mind!

P.S. Articles like this are exactly why I stopped reading Scott Adams blog...next we're going to learn that we are moist robots...

My only questions are:

1. Has the ALGORE been alerted to this?

2. How soon will it be before we get "An Inconvenient Cosmos" and a terrified Hollywood elite lead by George Clooney and Ed Begley Jr. demanding that the U.N. step in and "do something about this"? Namely, by launching Rush Limbaugh and the Fox News Channel into a black hole.

3. 95% of Americans hear about this, wrinkle their noses and try to grasp it, and finally just flip the universe the "one fingered salute" and proceed with their daily lives?

Kristie, the later comment was essentially what is called peer review. In a fair treatment, published science has to have comment from peers, so the readers can decide for themselves.

The OwlGore/Clooney angle is exactly what makes this funny, but the Ed Begley may be unfair; what I know about Begley is that he actually does meaningful things to walk-the-walk, in his own life, as opposed to posing and brow-beating others. Begley may be a good guy (if a bit whacky)>

"The funny thing is that his headline, and several of the comments make it seem like we are shortening the lifespan of the universe simply by observing it. But then he quotes somebody halfway through stating that there is no causality between the two."

It's kind of like noticing that it often rains after you wash your car, and then you begin to think you can make it rain by washing your car.

I would agree CJ. Should have used Leo Dicraprio instead.

*snork* @ "Leo DiCraprio.

With headlines/articles like these, is it any wonder that we make such fun of the "news" media today?

Poof!

(BTW, I tested this link out on an old thread titled "Observation")

Nicely lobbed, Meanie.

Tuning in late, thanks to a distruption cause by the Central European Time continuim...

"Well, yeah, and a lot of us wished Schroedinger did not mention it... Especially those of us with cats...

Posted by: Kathybear | 04:08 PM on November 26, 2007"

I'm glad to hear another cat person say this! The illustrations have also always bothered me.

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