Sean Carroll , Wicca, Linkin Park, Slash, climate change and bacteria

13/06/2014. Hi . I want to start today’s ruminations by talking about my second favorite influence in cosmology and physics. This is a man whose expertise is the Standard Particle Model including the Higgs Boson and the concept of the arrow of time based on entropy. My favorite books by him are From Eternity to Here and The Particle at the End of the Universe. His quotes and references are all over my book , as is John Gribbin , whom I talked about yesterday. Sean is a strong atheist , influenced by physics. His amazing blog is called the Preposterous where you can catch up on science theories and his introspective thoughts on science issues. Sean is a great communicator in the same vein as John Gribbin, Brian Greene and Lawrence Krauss who are articulate and engaging in the way they write and discuss cosmology and physics.

http://preposterousuniverse.com/

Let us look at Science News today. The moon and and the earth are 60 million years older than thought. The earth and the moon were thought to have formed 100 million years after the solar system. Now tack on approx. 60 million years. Scientists can never actually have the precise amount but they can come close by using ranges of years.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/12/earth-moon-60-million-years-older_n_5485527.html

Climate change is destroy the ability of farmers to grow corn.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-hits-america-in-its-sweet-tooth/

It is a night for Wiccans because of the full moon and Friday the 13. Not really. Actually Wiccans do not believe in Friday the 13th. I hope they believe in full moons in the privacy of their own homes.

http://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html?cmpid=514630_20140612_25871756

It sees that bacteria in the mouth may be the universal cause of most illness. Thank goodness for Listerine.

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-06-gum-disease-bacteria-immune.html

Talk about the X-Men, a woman at the World Cup is wearing an exoskeleton for her paralysis.

http://www.kurzweilai.net/paralyzed-person-wearing-brain-controlled-exoskeleton-to-kick-off-the-world-cup-today?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=158ecb0c5b-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-158ecb0c5b-282058542

Now for the new info on hard rock and metal.

The new Linkin Park cd is streaming on Itunes.

http://search.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZContentLink.woa/wa/link?path=linkinpark

Soundgarden and Queens of the Stone Age form a new group.

http://www.antimusic.com/news/14/June/13Soundgarden_and_Queens_of_the_Stone_Age_Members_Form_New_Group.shtml#.U5sax3JdXTo

The new Weezer will be produced by Rick Ocasek from the Cars. Is he still alive?

http://www.antimusic.com/news/14/June/13New_Weezer_Album_Produced_By_Ric_Ocasek,_Title_Revealed.shtml#.U5sbVnJdXTo

New Slash single released today and new info about the cd.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slash-world-on-fire-title-track-available-for-streaming-in-its-entirety/

Live long and prosper. I will be back next Friday. Maybe. I am not sure . Could be.  Maybe earlier or later. Who knows. Ian Liberman ianlib@rogers.com

 Unit it is Gone New Linkin Park

 

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