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

From: Murray Hogg <muzhogg@netspace.net.au>
Date: Wed Apr 01 2009 - 20:01:09 EDT

Hi all,

I e-mailed Prof. Scherrer thanking him for his paper and informing him that it will be a very helpful reference for my thesis in pre-modern and non-Western epistemologies of science.

I also asked if he's written anything else I might cite in my bibliography.

Aren't I a swine... :)

Blessings,
Murray

Iain Strachan wrote:
> There are a lot of gems buried in the paper. I missed the first time
> the brilliant pun on
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> "Slices" of
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> 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?
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> Iain
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> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 8:17 PM, George Murphy <GMURPHY10@neo.rr.com
> <mailto:GMURPHY10@neo.rr.com>> wrote:
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> 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 <mailto:asa@calvin.edu>>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 1:01 PM
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> 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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