Sunday, 25 September 2011

Muddled media

Neutrinos appears to have travelled slightly faster than light. BBC reports suggest that that refuted

e = mc2

which connects energy to mass, yet the observations have no direct relevance to that, what they do challenge in the Lorentz Transformation.

A general revision of the theory of relativity might involve changes in many formulae accepted today, but it it too early to jump to the conclusion that e = mc2 is one of those.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Distracted by Sex

The revision of my notes on Philosophy recently reached the chapter on Ethics, and I realised that there was nothing there about sex.

That's not as surprising as it might seem, because much pontification about sex consists of proposals to apply to sexual behaviour special rules and restrictions that are not applied to other behaviour, while I think that the same general rules apply to any behaviour. However there are things that need to be said, if only to repudiate superfluous pseudo-morality.

I've now done it. See the revised chapter 8 on the Philosophy page for the result.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Early Christmas

I went into a card shop today, looking for birthday cards, and found that about half the display space was taken up by Christmas Cards.

Perhaps we should have Christmas right away and get it over.

We could enliven the end of December with a revived Saturnalia.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

A New Type of Aphorism

I recently came across this faux proverb:

A pizza without anchovies is like an egg without a moustache

So much of what people say solemnly is similarly mad, but less obvious.

If only I were creative I might try to write a story entitled The egg that lost its moustache