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Jennifer, if I may briefly hijack this topic, I wanted to say that I’m almost done with “Black Bodies and Quantum Cats” and I’m really enjoying it. I think if I’d have read something like it while still in high school it could have helped me make up my mind about studying physics a lot sooner. Thanks for writing it, as well as this blog.

I think I lost the plot at the bit where they had to revise the theory due to the HST mass deficit discoveries.

3.14 (march 14) is Pi day.

My science daughter celebrates
by bringing pie to school

Am glad that you are feeling better. I would be happy to explain the rapid expansion to you any day. It is really quite simple...

Talk like Physicist?
OR
Think like Physicist?

ALL THE BEST!!!

It is interesting that reality begins with chaos at the subatomic realm of reality and develops into a system of order at the human perception realm of reality. It appears that not all reality is equal. It is also interesting that at the subatomic level of reality there is no rational activity where as at the human perception of reality there is an abundance of rational activity that provides a functional reality that is comprehensive and ordered. Could this be a proof of a universal intelligence?

I would also like to comment on the logical fact that "things that ae equal to the same thing are equal to each other". It follows that no matter what you call something; it is still what it actually is.
No matter what you call the ability to produce rational and comprehensive effects; it is still the same phenomena. Producing a person or producing an automobile takes different processes. However, the ability to understand physical reality and to manipulate physical reality is the same process.
Any comments on this theory will be much appreciated.

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    Physics Cocktails

    • Heavy G
      The perfect pick-me-up when gravity gets you down.
      2 oz Tequila
      2 oz Triple sec
      2 oz Rose's sweetened lime juice
      7-Up or Sprite
      Mix tequila, triple sec and lime juice in a shaker and pour into a margarita glass. (Salted rim and ice are optional.) Top off with 7-Up/Sprite and let the weight of the world lift off your shoulders.
    • Listening to the Drums of Feynman
      The perfect nightcap after a long day struggling with QED equations.
      1 oz dark rum
      1/2 oz light rum
      1 oz Tia Maria
      2 oz light cream
      Crushed ice
      1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
      In a shaker half-filled with ice, combine the dark and light rum, Tia Maria, and cream. Shake well. Strain into an old fashioned glass almost filled with crushed ice. Dust with the nutmeg, and serve. Bongos optional.
    • Combustible Edison
      Electrify your friends with amazing pyrotechnics!
      2 oz brandy
      1 oz Campari
      1 oz fresh lemon juice
      Combine Campari and lemon juice in shaker filled with cracked ice. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Heat brandy in chafing dish, then ignite and pour into glass. Cocktail Go BOOM! Plus, Fire = Pretty!
    • Hiroshima Bomber
      Dr. Strangelove's drink of choice.
      3/4 Triple sec
      1/4 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
      2-3 drops Grenadine
      Fill shot glass 3/4 with Triple Sec. Layer Bailey's on top. Drop Grenadine in center of shot; it should billow up like a mushroom cloud. Remember to "duck and cover."
    • Mad Scientist
      Any mad scientist will tell you that flames make drinking more fun. What good is science if no one gets hurt?
      1 oz Midori melon liqueur
      1-1/2 oz sour mix
      1 splash soda water
      151 proof rum
      Mix melon liqueur, sour mix and soda water with ice in shaker. Shake and strain into martini glass. Top with rum and ignite. Try to take over the world.
    • Laser Beam
      Warning: may result in amplified stimulated emission.
      1 oz Southern Comfort
      1/2 oz Amaretto
      1/2 oz sloe gin
      1/2 oz vodka
      1/2 oz Triple sec
      7 oz orange juice
      Combine all liquor in a full glass of ice. Shake well. Garnish with orange and cherry. Serve to attractive target of choice.
    • Quantum Theory
      Guaranteed to collapse your wave function:
      3/4 oz Rum
      1/2 oz Strega
      1/4 oz Grand Marnier
      2 oz Pineapple juice
      Fill with Sweet and sour
      Pour rum, strega and Grand Marnier into a collins glass. Add pineapple and fill with sweet and sour. Sip until all the day's super-positioned states disappear.
    • The Black Hole
      So called because after one of these, you have already passed the event horizon of inebriation.
      1 oz. Kahlua
      1 oz. vodka
      .5 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
      .5 oz. dark rum
      .5 oz. Amaretto
      Pour into an old-fashioned glass over (scant) ice. Stir gently. Watch time slow.