The 2000 Election Explained

By Mark Trodden | August 18, 2006 9:16 am

Now I finally have an idea what might have happened!

  • astromcnaught

    3 mystical dwarves is nothing on 3 mystical planets, lol. or is it 4 mystical planets?

  • Chinmaya Sheth

    Dear Sean,

    Is the “Preposterous Universe”, also your blog? I know it has your name on it but just curious why two blogs.

  • Mark


  • Sean

    I used to blog there, now I blog here. The only constant in life is change.

  • Chris W.

    Off topic, but worthy of some coverage on CV:

    Outspoken NASA Advisers Quit PanelWashington Post (AP)Thursday, August 17, 2006

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Three NASA advisers who spoke out against budget cuts to the space agency’s science programs turned in their resignations this week, officials said Thursday.

    Wesley Huntress, Charles Kennel and Eugene Levy each served on the NASA Advisory Council’s science committee. Kennel resigned by choice but Huntress and Levy were asked to leave by NASA Administrator Michael Griffin.

    Levy, a professor of physics and astronomy who also is provost at Rice University in Houston, said their commitment to a broad science program at NASA “didn’t comport with the kind of advice that the administrator and the chairman of the committee were looking for.”

  • Chris W.

    (BTW, the final rendering of the posted comments doesn’t always agree with the preview rendering. I included some <br> elements in the previous comment, which were correctly handled by the preview but were apparently stripped when the previous comment was posted.)

  • TomC

    Oh, the wealth of material here! A public official with a sworn duty to act in the best interests of his country is sacked for relying on methods of judgment which any rational person would find silly.
    What if Justice Floro (or his wife) had consulted an astrologer? Or, taking this but a small step further, what if Justice Floro had publicly admitted that he consulted with a supernatural being for healing or guidance, but that supernatural being was not a dwarf named Luis but instead a “God” called “The Lord”? Would we all agree that this public official was suffering from psychosis and should be removed?

  • Mark

    Thinking of anywhere in particular Tom?

  • TomC

    No, no. My analysis was confined strictly to the politics of the Philippines, and any scenarios put forward were 100% hypothetical.

  • Mark

    Yeah, I drew a blank also.

  • Stephen Uitti

    Works for me.

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About Mark Trodden

Mark Trodden holds the Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Endowed Chair in Physics and is co-director of the Center for Particle Cosmology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a theoretical physicist working on particle physics and gravity— in particular on the roles they play in the evolution and structure of the universe. When asked for a short phrase to describe his research area, he says he is a particle cosmologist.


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