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  Sunday, November 3, 2002

If you don't like this universe. . .

The latest cosmological theories may predict multiple universes, possibly even concurrent, perhaps obeying different physical laws. So, if I don't like this one, can I move?

Many Universes, Several Theories. A variety of modern theories predict a plethora of universes. By Dennis Overbye. [New York Times: Science]

See also this discussion of what Edgar Allan Poe got right:  What Did Poe Know About Cosmology? Nothing. But He Was Right.. Eighty years before 20th-century cosmologists hammered out the math, Edgar Allan Poe came up with a rudimentary version of contemporary science's best guess for explaining how the universe began. By Emily Eakin. [New York Times: Science]

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Tara Sue comes through

Tara sent me a Ladies of Liberty calendar, complete with a personalized inscription by Miss March herself. Win or not on Tuesday, she's made history.

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Multiple QOTD

Albert Einstein. "The important thing is not to stop questioning." [Quotes of the Day]

E. F. Schumacher. "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." [Quotes of the Day]

Voltaire. "A witty saying proves nothing." [Quotes of the Day]

Samuel McChord Crothers. "The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them." [Quotes of the Day]

Fritz Perls. "I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine." [Quotes of the Day]

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