Physics Dead, but "Stellar Year" at Perimeter Institute

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Jan 2, 2022, 5:30:08 AMJan 2
Peter Woit: "Fundamental physical theory may now be over, replaced with a pseudo-science, but at least that means that things in this subject can't get any worse."

Yet "stellar year" at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics:

"Black holes, fast radio bursts, quantum quandaries – 2021 was a stellar year at Perimeter, full of discovery."

Leonard: "I know I said physics is dead, but it is the opposite of dead. If anything, it is undead, like a zombie."

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Pentcho Valev

Jan 2, 2022, 10:19:33 AMJan 2
Peter Woit: "As far as this stuff goes, we're now not only at John Horgan's "End of Science", but gone past it already and deep into something different."

This "something different" is an insane but all-powerful ideology triggered by the original malignancy - Einstein's 1905 constant-speed-of-light falsehood. The metastases are immeasurably more idiotic than the flat-earth myths:

Thibault Damour: "The paradigm of the special relativistic upheaval of the usual concept of time is the twin paradox. Let us emphasize that this striking example of time dilation proves that time travel (towards the future) is possible. As a gedanken experiment (if we neglect practicalities such as the technology needed for reaching velocities comparable to the velocity of light, the cost of the fuel and the capacity of the traveller to sustain high accelerations), it shows that a sentient being can jump, "within a minute" (of his experienced time) arbitrarily far in the future, say sixty million years ahead, and see, and be part of, what (will) happen then on Earth. This is a clear way of realizing that the future "already exists" (as we can experience it "in a minute")."

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