Friday, 22 January 2010

Verlinde on Entropy

If this paper had not been written by Verlinde, but rather "Bobby Stardust", of the "Self Invented University for thinking about gravity in my front room, with the telly on and licking a spoon of jam", would anyone be giving the slightest fig about it?

I sounds facetious, I know. Let me rephrase: if a patent clerk had brought this to the community's attention, would anyone give it a second glance?

And try comparing it with Baez's crackpot index. Non-zero score.

Thursday, 21 January 2010


Lubos is claiming on his blog that global temperature could rise 13° and we'd all be fine. Possibly apart from some poor people with dark skin, but that really doesn't matter, does it? Especially if they don't have very many citations.

No, you racist idiot, of course not. As long as you're safe in your ivory tower of right wing bigotry, everything is fine. Until the melting ice caps release enough water to drown you in your sodding tower. I hope the last thing you see is a desperate, dark skinned chap climbing over you to get to higher ground. Possibly stopping just long enough to hold your head under for a bit.