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Frankly Tom, the more I think about Carl "Stronzo" Paladino, the more upset I get.

As an Italian American, he embarrasses me. I feel he pulls my beautiful heritage down with his gutter antics.

I'm more worried about this than Steven Hawkings and who created the universe. I'm concerned, frankly, that with Hawkings making these slurs against The Man Upstairs and not giving him his props, a couple of Carl's conservative goons may put him in an even bigger wheelchair. This is what worries me about the origins of life, not that other stuff.

Tyrunn

Wow, where to begin with the lies you just wrote Tommy!

Firstly, Stephen Hawking has not 'retired' - sure he retired his teaching post, but his work as a scientist continues.

I'm glad you agree that the Bible doesn't prove God's existance though - I'm glad more American's are coming round to.

Now, the other lies you wrote:

"The Holy Grail for physicists is to find a unified theory that explains the whole universe, large and small. The problem is the physical laws we know of that govern small things like atoms don’t translate to big things like galaxies, so there is no “God excluding theory.”"

Now, I know you're not a scientist Tommy and you clearly haven't researched your article, but the above statement isn't strictly true.

The British Nobel Laureate, Paul Dirac, came up with what is know as the Dirac Equation, which actually solves most of these issues quite nicely and before you claim "buit it can't be proven", that same equation gave the world anti-matter, so should you ever have an MRI you have this man and his equation to thank: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirac_equation

"“The Grand Design” isn’t really a new book. It’s a compilation of ideas already covered in previous Hawking books like “A Brief History of Time” and “The Theory of Everything.”"

Again, this is quite wrong; I understand that coming from the point of view of a religious text, (which for some reason you seem fit to compare Hawking's work to), that revision and updating the source doesn't sit well.

However, science being the search for truth is constantly upding theory and revising what we know about the world, this is what a protion of his book deals with; would you rather it stay incorrect, I'm sure you'd have just as little to say if it did.

In the following statement you incorrectly use the word "supernatural" as an emotional trigger, (in the same way your ilk use "conspiracy" to make things sound crazy).

In the context of sicence, supernatural means beyond the natural order, as in something which has yet to be defined and or proven; your context makes it sound like fantasy, which is quite unfair and pathetic wordsmanship.

Agaim, your assertion at point three, (regarding the glass bottomed plane), show's an alarming lack of scientific understanding, (to be expected with the American school systems); the ball you bounce does not reach the earth, it hit's the glass bottom of your plane, and comes up in the same point, whereas the person below sees a moving ball.

Please try to keep up, this is very basic science.

The next point which addresses planets in the so-called "Goldilocks Zone" has already been shown to be baseless this past week with the discovery of a planet just 20 light years from our own that would be capable of supporting life.

Your link to Star Trek was a nice attempt at a joke, (sadly the least funny statement in your article).

Again, had you bothered to research your article correctly you would know that a man named Hugh Everett III came up with the "Many Worlds Theory" in in 1957, so really if anyone were to be doing the suing it should be his son "E", (you may know of his music) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-worlds_interpretation

I know it's difficult for people of faith to live in the modern world whilst keeping one foot in the past; it must really tear at you to have your faith taken from you one experiment at a time.

But please refrain from trying to debase something you don't understand, (nor make any effort to), whilst claiming people should believe in something which cannot be proven.

It makes you seem like a self righteous dick and does your religion more harm than good.

Tommy De Seno

Tyrunn,

If you think the Dirac equation unifies quantum physics and cosmology, you are the only scientist in the world who thinks so. He came up with the equation in the 1920's. Since you call me a "liar" for saying there is no unifying theory, I guess you are also calling Hawking a liar. He has written in every book he's ever published that there is no such theory.

I'll alert the Nobel people that you have disproved the likes of Einstein and Hawking, neither of whom can find a unifying theory based upon Dirac's equation. Oh and go call your trusted Wiki liars since their articles on GUT, TOE and Dirac's equation don't say there is such a theory. You're all alone out there on this this one, son.

The Grand Design is certainly a compilation of prior books. Hawking even has a chapter called "The Theory of Everything" which is a recap of his prior book called "A Theory of Everything." You're not even trying hard in your criticism of me.

Since I used the same definition of supernatural in my piece as you did in your comment, be sure to call yourself a liar.

The "goldilocks zone" refers only to planet temperature. If you think temperature is all a planet needs to have life, you have some chemistry and biology to read, son.

That you end with vulgar name calling (which I ask you to keep off my blog) I know I'm winning on the science.

Go watch Daily Show if you want juvenile name calling.

Tyrunn

Tommy,

I never claimed to be a scientist, just educated to a higher level than yourself, (as such I used wikipedia as a base level for you, I hoped it would spur you on to other (copyrighted and as such not usable) sources, sadly it did not).

You're incorrect with what you claim about Dirac, (and again, you've distored what I said, "which actually solves most of these issues" turns into "you think the Dirac equation unifies quantum physics and cosmology" - weird how that happens in your articles).

There was recently a documentary series entitled Atom, (2007); which detailed the link between the atmoic world, (that of quantum physics) and the larger world of relativistic physics, it should be simple enough for yourself to follow.

Hawking of course, if anything is a very arrogant scientist - this much is true and since Dirac does not prove everything, (such is the way with these equations), since relativistic physics the wider world of cosmology and quantum physics, (which in my mind still has some huge holes in it, especially the Copenhagen Interpretation, which in my mind is lunacy - hence the mention of Everett rather than Bhor in my previous post), has no unified theory that works he'll keep plugging away.

An no, Tommy we all understood what to take from your sneering use of the word supernatural, you're insane if you think anyone would believe that you intended it to make it sound like anything but a flight of fancy; I've been reading your hate fueled posts for too long to actually give you the benefit of the doubt.

I feel the need to address the other twisting of my my words regarding the goldilocks zone; yes you are correct that the term is used to denote plantetary postion to a star - however the point I was making was the discovery of Gliese 581g had also prompted scientists to say with near certainty that the planet had water.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/sep/29/earth-like-planet-gliese-581g

Your ignorance to what life can be created from is astonishing in this respect; to assume that because we breathe air, all life would need to, (it's a good job Tree's don't breathe the same gas as us isn't it Tom?), and would need similar tempratures is insane! Deep sea trenches have shown that life can be found in the most inhospitable conditions and the fact scientist just recently proved that bacteria from Beer could survive at least 553 days in space and STILL be alive when returned to Earth, (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11039206), show's that you Tommy "have some chemistry and biology to read, old man", (don't worry when you hide your head in the sand it's easy to not keep up with every discovery, it's why they call it BLIND faith).

And no Tommy, since I just took apart every last statement you addressed of mine, (I assume you agree with the points you didn't raise which at least show's you have the capcity to learn), you don't get to win on the science.

I appologise for name calling Tommy, but when I look towards what modern religion has done to the world it honestly turns my stomach.

It sickens me to see the Pope go to Africa and tell poor people that only their faith, and not condoms will protect them from HIV/AIDS; it disgusts me to see those lunatics with their "God Hates Fags" signs at the funerals of brave men who fight for freedom, it angers me when I hear of yet another covered up abuse scandal, another abortion clinic doctor murdered.

And just today, the church officially condeming the Nobel Prize given to Robert Edwards, who has brought the joy to so many famlies that God seems to have seen fit to deny.

Again, I'll end by saying I do understand your position, faith is in decline and secualrism is becoming the norm; it must be a horrible feeling to have a huge part of your life slowly taken away, I'd fight against it too.

But it does not excuse the shocking level of "reporting", (even by your standards) and personal attack against one to the greatest scientists of our modern times.

It's purile and does more damage than good to what little is left of your church.

JDS

Tyrunn,
Just to clarify, the Church did not condemn Edwards for bringing joy to so many families, but rather for the death of so many embryos...

"Vatican City, Oct 5 (IANS/AKI) A Vatican Church official in Italy condemned the move to award the Nobel Prize for Medicine to in-vitro fertilisation pioneer Robert Edwards as “out of order” because the procedure has caused destruction of millions of embryos.

“Without Edwards, there would not be a large number of freezers filled with embryos in the world,” Bishop Ignazio Carrasco de Paula has said in an e-mail statement.

Carrasco de Paula, the Vatican’s voice on bio-ethics, said Edwards, a former Cambridge University professor, has created “a market of donor eggs”.

His comments echo past Vatican condemnation of the in-vitro process that was severely curtailed in Italy. A referendum to roll back the stringent law failed with the help of the Vatican which wasn’t shy about voicing its opinion in overwhelmingly Catholic Italy.

“In the best cases they (embryos) are transferred into a uterus, but most probably, they will end up abandoned or dead, for which the new Nobel prize winner is responsible.”

Edwards’ name was announced Monday by the Nobel Assembly in Stockholm, which praised the British scientist’s contribution as a milestone in the development of modern medicine."

...but I'm glad to see you at least acknowledge the God you don't believe in.."who has brought the joy to so many famlies that God seems to have seen fit to deny."


tyrunn

I'm sorry that I missunderstood that article - I also later read he clarifieed he was speaking on his own behalf, not that of the church too.

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