Physicists reason that if the universe is unnatural, with extremely unlikely fundamental constants that make life possible, then an enormous number of universes must exist for our improbable case to have been realized. Otherwise, why should we be so lucky? Unnaturalness would give a huge lift to the multiverse hypothesis, which holds that our universe is one bubble in an infinite and inaccessible foam. According to a popular but polarizing framework called string theory, the number of possible types of universes that can bubble up in a multiverse is around 10500. In a few of them, chance cancellations would produce the strange constants we observe.
I'm always excited when the physicists have to reevaluate their basic model. I keep hoping that one of these times someone will come up with an explanation for the double slit experiment that actually makes sense.
"... Arriving at the plant at 2am, the squad split into three. One of their Scorpion fire trucks went as close as it could to the seashore, to suck up the water needed. Another drove to within six feet of the reactor building itself, to do the actual spraying. The third fire engine was parked in between, as a relay point for the half-mile of yellow fire hose they were using.
“It was far worse than I expected. Everything was covered in rubble,” Mr Fukudome said. “There were concrete blocks everywhere, all the manhole covers had popped out, for some reason, and the road was impassable. We couldn’t drive down to pay out the hose from the sea. So we had to run, carrying the hose, half a mile to the sea, in total darkness. ...”
As we're not worried about the ocean destroying the beach we really shouldn't worry about the fire hose.
Don't talk to me about The Answer. I've no conviction that I'll live to see to it, or that it will be meaningful to me, even if you young bloods find it.
Talk to me about the Long March, and I'll believe you're on the track of Things Worth Knowing.
But folk farther away were still hoping for fire hoses , too. Just because your odds run out at one experimental site on any given day, doesn't mean shit doesn't happen elsewhere, for similar causes, too
You really wanna stand on that tiny crumb of safety apologia, in the service of Big Science? Then you're right there, philosophically, with those 3 recently deceased storm chasers out in Oklahoma
I'm all for you guys chasin' the very biggest and worst tornadoes of physics,
Except when they want their educations financed, or money for grandiose experiments they themselves can't afford.
Well, of course, science can be dangerous.
after hundreds of glow-in-the-dark watch dial painter girls all died of cancers directly related to the same radium
And I don't know, for sure, that relegating high energy physics experiments to beyond the orbit of Saturn can guarantee the future of mankind.
I still watch CRT based TVs daily. Inside those CRTs, just behind the big glass screens, they all have metallic masks (#6 element in this Wikipedia illustration), that catch and absorb most of the accelerated particles produced by the electron gun.
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