• Correlations without correlata

    by  • June 15, 2011 • 1 Comment

    I recently came across an interesting paper on quantum information theory outlining exactly why superluminal communications via quantum entanglement – so-called “spooky action-at-a-distance” – is impossible. If you’ve got some time and an interest in popular science I highly recommend it.

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    The difference between politicians and “the people”

    by  • November 21, 2010 • 0 Comments

    One of the most frustrating things about discussing US politics is the disconnect between politicians and “normal people” – whether or not the representatives who are, in theory, supposed to defend the interests of their local constituencies are in fact interested in defending or even aware of these interests.

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