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Comment Re:Judging by your comment... (Score 1) 395

I once read a detailed account of an experiment to this end, involving a heart of gold, an ape-descended life form, and digital watches.

The principle of generating small amounts of finite improbability by simply hooking the logic circuits of a Bambleweeny 57 sub-meson Brain to an atomic vector plotter suspended in a strong Brownian Motion producer (say a nice hot cup of tea) were of course well understood - and such generators were often used to break the ice at parties by making all the molicules in the hostess's undergarments leap simultaneously one foot to the left, in accordance with the Theory of Indeterminacy.

Many respectable physicists said that they weren't going to stand for this - partly because it was a debasement of science, but mostly because they didn't get invited to those sort of parties.

Comment Re:Not even possible! (Score 1) 346

The important difference between that and the "Can we live on renewables" absolutely worthless piece of reading, is that it has been long established that green energy alone will not give us the terawatts we need to enjoy our relatively luxurious lifestyle. We need to go down on energy usage, and that is what Monbiot advocates for.

Ah, an honest hair-shirt environmentalist. How refreshing.

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