Curiosity, Idiocity

I post this wthout further comment.

If they can watch this video and remain unmoved, check their pulse!


On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Peter Croft wrote:
Hi Sean,

Just an interested 65 yo retired former electronics tech who reads Cosmic Variance and once used The Feynman Lectures in Physics as text at UWA in 1965! CMB was not yet known, how about that?!

You do realise that the Mars landing will be Schrodinger's Cat in reverse?

Unless we observe it, the wave function will not collapse and the Lander mission will never have existed except in one of the waves. We must all concentrate.

I will be sitting in a cafe on the beach front in Trigg, Western Australia, my suburb, at 1.31pm on Monday 6th chomping on a seafood lunch with my laptop and 4G modem. With any luck, the sun will be shining on the sea and I will jump for joy. I can't bear to think of the other wave function.

Peter Croft
Perth, Western Australia.

PS: I've tried to introduce this landing to other friends. It's impossible to hold their attention! It's all a silly joke to them, about 5 seconds' worth of listening. Waste of time. Not to me!

Sean Carroll
Physics Department, Caltech
1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125
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