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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Aug. 12, 2008 @ 15:48 GMT
I recently read the hugely enjoyable novel “Final Theory”, a physics thriller in which the hero chases after Einstein’s long-lost Theory of Everything. It seemed like harmless summer reading, but a new article on the rise of a “Scientific Apartheid” made me rethink what the content of the book could imply for future research into foundational physics.



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Dave King wrote on Aug. 24, 2008 @ 20:17 GMT
I'm not entirely sure that cryptography has anything to do with being able to 'open airline computer systems up to attack' per se, but I take the general point.

I'll check out the book and see if I'm qualified to coment on the physics.

Once I've read Carrigan's comments, I'll see if I can edit this to comment on Shariati's.

And the joke's not funny whether or not told Shariati's way.

Reading the above back makes me sound really grumpy. I'm not, it's just past my bedtime.

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