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November 02, 2005

The existence of electrons...

...is only part of the so-called "atomic theory".

Hat tip: Hank Fox.

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That's nasty.

How's this for a data point: strictly speaking, electrons fall under the jurisdiction of the "Theory" of Quantum Electrodynamics (QED), which is the most accurately tested in physics by a preposterous margin -- to one part in 100 million.

http://www.lassp.cornell.edu/sethna/Cracks/QED.html

("Atomic theory" usually refers to Dalton's theory from the 1800s, which is to QED as Fred Flintstone's four-seater is to Andy Green's supersonic Thrust SSC.)

Posted by: Sean Willard at November 2, 2005 05:42 PM
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putting the mike where it could be reached from the, uh, bathtub-----that's not an intelligent design.

Posted by: dread pirate roberts at November 3, 2005 08:16 AM
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It's not a foregone conclusion that the guy's a fundamentalist, simply because he's a Baptist. But assuming that he is, I guess a nomination for the Darwin Awards would be doubly insensitive...

Posted by: Dave at November 4, 2005 04:28 PM
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in texas, baptist (full-immersion no less) = fundamentalist.

impressive how stupid, though.

I'm curious how the congregation came to terms with it. since god had preordained it, and "god knows all, loves all," then how come it happened? what, for instance, did they tell the children?

Posted by: peacebug at November 5, 2005 02:58 PM
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