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2015-06-25 22:25:00 (77 comments, 48 reshares, 205 +1s)Open 

"Most" habitable universes (in some measure) are apparently much less smooth than our own.
http://gizmodo.com/astronomers-say-there-may-be-other-universes-that-are-b-1713973728

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2015-06-25 22:25:00 (77 comments, 48 reshares, 205 +1s)Open 

"Most" habitable universes (in some measure) are apparently much less smooth than our own.
http://gizmodo.com/astronomers-say-there-may-be-other-universes-that-are-b-1713973728

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2015-06-25 22:25:00 (77 comments, 48 reshares, 205 +1s)Open 

"Most" habitable universes (in some measure) are apparently much less smooth than our own.
http://gizmodo.com/astronomers-say-there-may-be-other-universes-that-are-b-1713973728

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2015-07-06 20:08:58 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Lectured 3 hours this morning, lightning intro to general relativity. Video should be up soon? #cgwas http://www.cgwas.org/

Lectured 3 hours this morning, lightning intro to general relativity. Video should be up soon? #cgwas http://www.cgwas.org/___

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2015-07-03 23:40:26 (8 comments, 21 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Pasadena! Weds July 22 -- an evening of Einstein at KPCC.
http://www.scpr.org/events/2015/07/22/1735/e--mc2/

Pasadena! Weds July 22 -- an evening of Einstein at KPCC.
http://www.scpr.org/events/2015/07/22/1735/e--mc2/___

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2015-07-03 19:15:16 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Looking forward to introducing folks to GR at next week's Caltech Gravitational Wave Summer School.
http://www.cgwas.org/index.html

Looking forward to introducing folks to GR at next week's Caltech Gravitational Wave Summer School.
http://www.cgwas.org/index.html___

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2015-07-01 17:18:48 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Time travel in the Terminator movies: not totally logical, but not as bad as Looper or Back to the Future.
http://www.vice.com/read/we-asked-a-physicist-how-time-travel-in-the-iterminatori-movies-works-721

Time travel in the Terminator movies: not totally logical, but not as bad as Looper or Back to the Future.
http://www.vice.com/read/we-asked-a-physicist-how-time-travel-in-the-iterminatori-movies-works-721___

2015-06-30 15:02:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Hoops fans! Who has ever averaged over 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game?@OfficialDrJ6 http://bkref.com/tiny/2Fohj

Hoops fans! Who has ever averaged over 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game?@OfficialDrJ6 http://bkref.com/tiny/2Fohj___

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2015-06-25 22:25:00 (77 comments, 48 reshares, 205 +1s)Open 

"Most" habitable universes (in some measure) are apparently much less smooth than our own.
http://gizmodo.com/astronomers-say-there-may-be-other-universes-that-are-b-1713973728

"Most" habitable universes (in some measure) are apparently much less smooth than our own.
http://gizmodo.com/astronomers-say-there-may-be-other-universes-that-are-b-1713973728___

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2015-06-25 16:57:10 (12 comments, 35 reshares, 128 +1s)Open 

Scott Aaronson muses on what quantum computers have to teach us about how to interpret quantum mechanics.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2015/06/can-quantum-computing-reveal-the-true-meaning-of-quantum-mechanics/

Scott Aaronson muses on what quantum computers have to teach us about how to interpret quantum mechanics.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2015/06/can-quantum-computing-reveal-the-true-meaning-of-quantum-mechanics/___

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2015-06-24 21:49:41 (12 comments, 10 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Ed Witten and collaborators wrote a 400-page paper, and all I can do is look for my name in the references.
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/06/24/algebra-of-the-infrared/

Ed Witten and collaborators wrote a 400-page paper, and all I can do is look for my name in the references.
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/06/24/algebra-of-the-infrared/___

2015-06-24 16:23:45 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Occasional reminder that I have a YouTube channel! Not well-curated, but some goodies there.
https://www.youtube.com/user/seancarroll

Occasional reminder that I have a YouTube channel! Not well-curated, but some goodies there.
https://www.youtube.com/user/seancarroll___

2015-06-22 18:00:28 (60 comments, 3 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

The arrow of time could be "backwards" elsewhere in the multiverse. That's no stranger than having a different direction of "down" in Australia vs. the US.

The arrow of time could be "backwards" elsewhere in the multiverse. That's no stranger than having a different direction of "down" in Australia vs. the US.___

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2015-06-22 17:17:37 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

The internet has become a nightmare for women. It shouldn't have to be this way.
http://www.vox.com/2015/6/22/8823757/john-oliver-women-internet-threats

The internet has become a nightmare for women. It shouldn't have to be this way.
http://www.vox.com/2015/6/22/8823757/john-oliver-women-internet-threats___

2015-06-17 18:48:02 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Reminder: galaxies can have apparent recession velocities greater than the speed of light. This has nothing to do with inflation; it's happening in the universe now.
http://preposterousuniverse.com/writings/cosmologyprimer/faq.html#ftl

Reminder: galaxies can have apparent recession velocities greater than the speed of light. This has nothing to do with inflation; it's happening in the universe now.
http://preposterousuniverse.com/writings/cosmologyprimer/faq.html#ftl___

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2015-06-13 19:41:50 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Great works of literature are encoded in the digits of pi, if only pi can overcome its writer's block.
http://www.gocomics.com/super-fun-pak-comix/2015/06/10

Great works of literature are encoded in the digits of pi, if only pi can overcome its writer's block.
http://www.gocomics.com/super-fun-pak-comix/2015/06/10___

2015-06-12 22:02:10 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

The Police's album Ghost in the Machine (1981) is closer in time to Gilbert Ryle's coinage of the phrase (1949) than to the present day.

The Police's album Ghost in the Machine (1981) is closer in time to Gilbert Ryle's coinage of the phrase (1949) than to the present day.___

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2015-06-06 17:02:39 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The dreaded question: "So what are you working on?"
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/06/06/so-what-do-you-do/

The dreaded question: "So what are you working on?"
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/06/06/so-what-do-you-do/___

2015-06-04 16:20:19 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

In which I pretend to tell stories about Stephen Hawking but really talk about myself. (For the Story Collider.)
https://soundcloud.com/the-story-collider/sean-carroll-what-would-stephen-hawking-do

In which I pretend to tell stories about Stephen Hawking but really talk about myself. (For the Story Collider.)
https://soundcloud.com/the-story-collider/sean-carroll-what-would-stephen-hawking-do___

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2015-06-01 16:21:35 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

A Cosmology Short Story competition, sponsored by the Dark Energy Survey.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-dark-energy-survey/dark-energy-survey-short-story-competition-deadline-june-15th/889651861091426

A Cosmology Short Story competition, sponsored by the Dark Energy Survey.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-dark-energy-survey/dark-energy-survey-short-story-competition-deadline-june-15th/889651861091426___

2015-05-29 16:36:13 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

A relativistic dispute: does the expansion of the universe depend on its average energy, or also on inhomogeneities?
http://arxiv.org/abs/1505.07800

A relativistic dispute: does the expansion of the universe depend on its average energy, or also on inhomogeneities?
http://arxiv.org/abs/1505.07800___

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2015-05-27 00:56:17 (46 comments, 31 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

On warp drives, credulity, and the "Laws of physics? Screw em!" school of technology development.
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/05/26/warp-drives-and-scientific-reasoning/

On warp drives, credulity, and the "Laws of physics? Screw em!" school of technology development.
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/05/26/warp-drives-and-scientific-reasoning/___

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2015-05-22 20:39:01 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Talking and thinking about physics can be hard - but physics itself is fundamentally awesome & worth the effort.
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cocktail-party-physics/science-writer-throwndown-fear-and-loathing-of-physics/

Talking and thinking about physics can be hard - but physics itself is fundamentally awesome & worth the effort.
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cocktail-party-physics/science-writer-throwndown-fear-and-loathing-of-physics/___

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2015-05-22 17:12:14 (6 comments, 14 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

First images of 13 TeV collisions at the LHC.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ATLASExperiment/posts/JFVtgverubv

First images of 13 TeV collisions at the LHC.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ATLASExperiment/posts/JFVtgverubv___

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2015-05-22 17:10:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Gradually but inevitably, machines are interfacing directly with the brain. +Ramez Naam explains.
http://rameznaam.com/2015/05/15/the-ultimate-interface-your-brain/

Gradually but inevitably, machines are interfacing directly with the brain. +Ramez Naam explains.
http://rameznaam.com/2015/05/15/the-ultimate-interface-your-brain/___

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2015-05-21 17:00:07 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Tonight, 7pm Pacific: talking life-after-death on Aron Ra's podcast.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0rvchfv46cp0hbcb3c1gl5c1rg

Tonight, 7pm Pacific: talking life-after-death on Aron Ra's podcast.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0rvchfv46cp0hbcb3c1gl5c1rg___

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2015-05-13 20:20:54 (34 comments, 10 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

The frustrating, challenging story of OPERA and the faster-than-light neutrinos.
http://nautil.us/issue/24/error/the-data-that-threatened-to-break-physics

The frustrating, challenging story of OPERA and the faster-than-light neutrinos.
http://nautil.us/issue/24/error/the-data-that-threatened-to-break-physics___

2015-05-13 00:18:10 (7 comments, 9 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Still working to improve the world's understanding of quantum fluctuations and Boltzmann Brains.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1505.02780

Still working to improve the world's understanding of quantum fluctuations and Boltzmann Brains.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1505.02780___

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2015-05-07 00:23:11 (1 comments, 9 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Illuminating a key step in the origin of complex life: transitional form between archaea and eukaryotes found.
http://nyti.ms/1Ihjlod

Illuminating a key step in the origin of complex life: transitional form between archaea and eukaryotes found.
http://nyti.ms/1Ihjlod___

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2015-05-05 16:51:13 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

After a long shutdown, the Large Hadron Collider sees collisions once again.
http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/may-2015/lhc-sees-first-low-energy-collisions

After a long shutdown, the Large Hadron Collider sees collisions once again.
http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/may-2015/lhc-sees-first-low-energy-collisions___

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2015-05-05 14:30:58 (22 comments, 10 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Do spacetime and gravity emerge from entangled quantum bits?
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/05/05/does-spacetime-emerge-from-quantum-information/

Do spacetime and gravity emerge from entangled quantum bits?
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/05/05/does-spacetime-emerge-from-quantum-information/___

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2015-05-05 01:36:59 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Speaking Rationally (or so we claim) about quantum mechanics, with +Julia Galef. (Podcast + transcript.)
http://rationallyspeakingpodcast.org/show/rs133-sean-carroll-on-the-many-worlds-interpretation-is-prob.html

Speaking Rationally (or so we claim) about quantum mechanics, with +Julia Galef. (Podcast + transcript.)
http://rationallyspeakingpodcast.org/show/rs133-sean-carroll-on-the-many-worlds-interpretation-is-prob.html___

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2015-05-03 17:43:57 (4 comments, 14 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

The geography of world happiness, from the 2015 World Happiness Report.
http://worldhappiness.report/

The geography of world happiness, from the 2015 World Happiness Report.
http://worldhappiness.report/___

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2015-05-03 14:31:28 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Cool, counter-intuitive scientific results: exactly the ones you'd better be sure can be replicated.
http://www.terryburnham.com/2015/04/a-trick-for-higher-sat-scores.html?m=1

Cool, counter-intuitive scientific results: exactly the ones you'd better be sure can be replicated.
http://www.terryburnham.com/2015/04/a-trick-for-higher-sat-scores.html?m=1___

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2015-04-30 12:20:39 (13 comments, 25 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Samatha (6 years old) shows you how to build a cloud chamber to detect cosmic rays.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qbYvZ-Op4M

Samatha (6 years old) shows you how to build a cloud chamber to detect cosmic rays.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qbYvZ-Op4M___

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2015-04-29 00:00:08 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Magnetic fields coming out of my head, as my brain processes auditory stimuli. (Thanks to David Poeppel, NYU.)

Magnetic fields coming out of my head, as my brain processes auditory stimuli. (Thanks to David Poeppel, NYU.)___

2015-04-28 13:25:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

A seven-author paper, and not once did we cite any previous paper by ourselves. Is that a record?
http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.06632

A seven-author paper, and not once did we cite any previous paper by ourselves. Is that a record?
http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.06632___

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2015-04-22 23:02:04 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Check out physicist Bob Scherrer's new blog -- Cosmic Yarns: Exploring the Science in Science Fiction.
http://www.cosmicyarns.com/

Check out physicist Bob Scherrer's new blog -- Cosmic Yarns: Exploring the Science in Science Fiction.
http://www.cosmicyarns.com/___

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2015-04-21 13:34:55 (7 comments, 16 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

How quantum field theory allows us to distinguish between the known knowns and the known unknowns.
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/04/21/quantum-field-theory-and-the-limits-of-knowledge/

How quantum field theory allows us to distinguish between the known knowns and the known unknowns.
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/04/21/quantum-field-theory-and-the-limits-of-knowledge/___

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2015-04-09 20:43:19 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Very pleased to learn that I've been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Here's my "career narrative."
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/04/09/a-personal-narrative/

Very pleased to learn that I've been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Here's my "career narrative."
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/04/09/a-personal-narrative/___

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2015-04-08 21:10:15 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Virtually Speaking Science tonight:@JenLucPiquant talks with @ShaunMaguire about quantum information & emergence.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtually-speaking-science/2015/04/09/jennifer-ouellette-shaun-maguire-mathematical-physics-quantum-information

Virtually Speaking Science tonight:@JenLucPiquant talks with @ShaunMaguire about quantum information & emergence.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtually-speaking-science/2015/04/09/jennifer-ouellette-shaun-maguire-mathematical-physics-quantum-information___

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2015-04-07 16:17:27 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Happy 100th birthday to Billie Holiday.
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/four-iconic-billie-holiday-performances-on-her-100th-birthday.html

Happy 100th birthday to Billie Holiday.
http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/four-iconic-billie-holiday-performances-on-her-100th-birthday.html___

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2015-04-05 19:57:55 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Highlights from my INTERSTELLAR chat with Kip Thorne and Jonah Nolan at JPL.
http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/interstellar/245063/interstellar-kip-thorne-and-jonathan-nolan-talk-science-behind-the-movie

Highlights from my INTERSTELLAR chat with Kip Thorne and Jonah Nolan at JPL.
http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/interstellar/245063/interstellar-kip-thorne-and-jonathan-nolan-talk-science-behind-the-movie___

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2015-04-03 16:30:16 (18 comments, 32 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

"Time" is the most-used noun in the English Language. Does it denote something real and central?
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/04/03/the-reality-of-time/

"Time" is the most-used noun in the English Language. Does it denote something real and central?
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/04/03/the-reality-of-time/___

2015-04-02 16:02:34 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Why it's hard (impossible?) to get a positive cosmological constant in heterotic string theory.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.00056

Why it's hard (impossible?) to get a positive cosmological constant in heterotic string theory.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.00056___

2015-04-02 01:00:41 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Ah, those kooky kids and their April Fool's physics papers.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.00108

Ah, those kooky kids and their April Fool's physics papers.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.00108___

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2015-03-31 01:23:42 (8 comments, 21 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

I use Github for science collaborations. China is trying to take it down, afraid of anti-censorship projects.
http://www.vox.com/2015/3/30/8315281/github-chinese-ddos-attacks

I use Github for science collaborations. China is trying to take it down, afraid of anti-censorship projects.
http://www.vox.com/2015/3/30/8315281/github-chinese-ddos-attacks___

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2015-03-24 21:33:40 (3 comments, 18 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

The classical limit of quantum mechanics should yield probability distributions, not individual trajectories.
http://blog.jessriedel.com/2015/03/24/how-to-think-about-quantum-mechanics-part-4-quantum-indeterminism-as-an-anomaly/

The classical limit of quantum mechanics should yield probability distributions, not individual trajectories.
http://blog.jessriedel.com/2015/03/24/how-to-think-about-quantum-mechanics-part-4-quantum-indeterminism-as-an-anomaly/___

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2015-03-24 15:19:21 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Angelina Jolie Pitt on her cancer-prevention surgeries: "this is a part of life."
http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2015/03/diary-of-a-surgery.html

Angelina Jolie Pitt on her cancer-prevention surgeries: "this is a part of life."
http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2015/03/diary-of-a-surgery.html___

2015-03-23 22:49:46 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Claim: all modern technology is based on underlying physics (elementary particles/forces) that we understood prior to 1950. Counterexamples?

Claim: all modern technology is based on underlying physics (elementary particles/forces) that we understood prior to 1950. Counterexamples?___

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2015-03-21 22:58:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Everyone needs a metaethical stance. Apparently mine is labeled "Humean constructivism." I can live with that.
http://philosophicaldisquisitions.blogspot.com/2010/05/what-is-contructivism-in-metaethics.html

Everyone needs a metaethical stance. Apparently mine is labeled "Humean constructivism." I can live with that.
http://philosophicaldisquisitions.blogspot.com/2010/05/what-is-contructivism-in-metaethics.html___

2015-03-21 22:58:07 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Should we think of quantum mechanics as a theory of many interacting classical worlds? Guest post from Chip Sebens.
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2014/12/16/guest-post-chip-sebens-on-the-many-interacting-worlds-approach-to-quantum-mechanics/

Should we think of quantum mechanics as a theory of many interacting classical worlds? Guest post from Chip Sebens.
http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2014/12/16/guest-post-chip-sebens-on-the-many-interacting-worlds-approach-to-quantum-mechanics/___

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2015-03-21 22:58:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Even if time is an emergent phenomenon, it's still okay to wish people Happy New Year.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-does-happy-new-year-even-really-mean-180953633/

Even if time is an emergent phenomenon, it's still okay to wish people Happy New Year.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-does-happy-new-year-even-really-mean-180953633/___

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