Saturday, 10 October 2009

Stopping at Nothing

The famously anti modernist al queda entity has seemingly placed one of it's crack fundamentalist operatives at the heart of western science!

"The suspect was one of 7,000 working on the Cern project on the Swiss-French border to build a Large Hadron Collider, with the aim of simulating some of the conditions of the Big Bang in an attempt to answer questions about the origins of the universe. "

"Since its official opening last year, the 17-mile circular underground tunnel has mostly been closed for repairs."
As destroying everything might forestall the global caliphate, we must wonder whether the planners have succumbed to an even more serious state of non western madness.

Given that the large, non functional project holds the possibility of destroying the universe this story should be taken very seriously.


Moon Unit said...

Particle physics gives me a Hadron.

Anonymous said...

wasn't einstein a jew?

paul said...

And so what?

He most certainly was by upbringing, but perhaps not by faith.

The letter was written to philosopher Eric Gutkind in January 1954, a year before Einstein's death. In it, the Einstein said that "the word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."

Einstein also said he saw nothing "chosen" about the Jews, and that they were no better than other peoples "although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power."

Einstein experts say the letter supports the argument that the physicist held complex, agnostic views on religion. He rejected organized faith but often spoke of a spiritual force at work in the universe.


He seemed to lean towards pantheism, a very attractive line of thought.

I am fascinated by Spinoza’s pantheism, but I admire even more his contribution to modern thought because he is the first philosopher to deal with the soul and body as one, and not two separate things.

What might be more disturbing to some is his essay 'Why socialism?':

Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society. This is true since the members of legislative bodies are selected by political parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private capitalists who, for all practical purposes, separate the electorate from the legislature. The consequence is that the representatives of the people do not in fact sufficiently protect the interests of the underprivileged sections of the population. Moreover, under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.

rather nice source

Anonymous said...

It seems they've placed one of their crackpot fundamentalists right at the heart of my alma mater!