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Monday  September 26th 2011    Tim Candler

      The idea of the pyramids of Egypt being built by skilled craftsmen and willing labor gives perspective to current preoccupations, and persuades a mind to look into the future where perhaps it might find solace in  physics.  The Grand Theory is threatened by observation of neutrinos travelling through rock from Cern in Switzerland to Gran Sasso in the foot part of Italy.

 

     It's always possible the observation was a sordid political calculation designed to improve funding for particle accelerators at a time of financial stress.  But I would like to believe that somewhere on the mainland of Europe there are minds better able than mine to outpace the speed of light, remove harmony from Einstein's universe and give me my slope in a random place.

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