Re: [asa] important physics result announced today (fwd)

From: Iain Strachan <igd.strachan@gmail.com>
Date: Wed Apr 01 2009 - 16:29:13 EDT

There are a lot of gems buried in the paper. I missed the first time the
brilliant pun on
"Slices" of

I wonder if the table of "measured" values of pi and the accompanying graph
in Fig 1 are a sly dig at Barry Setterfield's "Speed of light decay" theory?

Iain

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 8:17 PM, George Murphy <GMURPHY10@neo.rr.com> wrote:

> As a theorist I particularly liked this:
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> It might appear that the observational data quoted in
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> the previous section suggest a value of pi that increases
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> with time, rather than decreasing as our model indicates.
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> Since our theoretical model is clearly correct, this must
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> be attributed to 4000 years of systematic errors.
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> Shalom
> George
> http://home.roadrunner.com/~scitheologyglm
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "gordon brown"
> <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU>
> To: <asa@calvin.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 1:01 PM
> Subject: [asa] important physics result announced today (fwd)
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> I don't have time to read this right now, but maybe some physicist can
>> tell us what it is all about. My quick glance at it made it appear that it
>> was in the context of string theory and that it said that some dimensionless
>> constant pi might vary with time and help to explain the acceleration of the
>> expansion of the universe. Maybe ten seconds of skimming isn't enough for me
>> to have given the correct description.
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>> Gordon Brown (ASA member)
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>> http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.5321
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