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The headline on the front page of the May 2 edition of the RJ screamed "Coal fired
units may be retired."
Have you been watching the "Cosmos" series on FOX? I hate to admit it but I've given up.
Despite the fact it is obviously well produced and the host is very likeable, it's all
just too much for me. Also, it seemed that just when I would start to get into a segment
along would come a commercial to break the rhythm. I have to think that's a pretty flimsy
excuse though because I couldn't get into the original show when Carl Sagan did it on PBS
with no commercials.
Hey! Wanna buy a basketball team? I heard a rumor the LA CLIPPERS might be for sale.
To me, the real foul-up in this is the fact that so many in the "sports business" knew
about Donald Sterling and his idiotic nonsense but seldom said and never did anything
about it. The NBA owners knew. The sports media knew. The players knew yet no one called
him out until the tape went public.
* Schrödinger's cat: a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in
a sealed box. If an internal monitor detects radioactivity (i.e. a single atom decaying),
the flask is shattered, releasing the poison that kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation
of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead.
Yet, when one looks in the box, one sees the cat either alive or dead, not both alive and
dead. This poses the question of when exactly quantum superposition ends and reality collapses
into one possibility or the other. Is that clear now? If not fugetaboutit and ask Knight to