Teacup Mashup

storm in a teacup… and now, thanks to the Talented Ms Bee (a genius DJ/MC in the making if there ever was one), you can carry around on your ipod an audio pastiche of some of the choicest (sometimes unfortunate!) phrases said during the “storm in a teacup”:

The excellent mp3 file is:

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(You can also read her recent post here.)


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6 Responses to Teacup Mashup

  1. Plato says:

    Your timing is impeccable in terms of what you might want to come of all those things. I gasped as did Bee when I seen you posted the continuing saga. Okay, she may not of gasped, anyway to the point.

    The image of the storm in teacup, nice China by the way, assumes all the posts you have made in regards to that issue. I won’t bring the “genus figure” here of the sphere into it. We know this is “another type of thinking” beyond the image of the cup? Is he arguing against your fabrications?

    I would like to think that while we see divisive comments in relation to the way we adopt our views, is it based on something we had gathered together previous to us sharing any our points of views? Do you scientist still call yourself friends after the day is done? Or that like Susskind/Smolin you will teach in any den like PI, whilst holding Stringevangelists/Loopy Gravity theorists at bay? 🙂

    If I said Lee was “against symmetry,” how would you have responded if you did not see the line up he philosophically adopted and made into his own view? Or that what he borrowed of the “craftsmans and the seer” was brought from some other place, before he spoke it, and assigned this valuation to the persons working in the different areas? Or even himself.

    There is obviously more to it that we don’t see, whilst we all react.

  2. Bee says:

    Hi Clifford,

    thanks for the link 🙂 I think that there were many important points raised in the course of the debates, but sometimes one has to step back and refocus on those arguments that are worth pursuing. While I was listening to the audio, I found it too weird that nitpicking about a single word in the book, and what was or wasn’t written on the cover in which country, etc. On the other hand, I can’t deny that Duff’s speech has a certain entertainment value, so had Susskind’s gloobgloobgloob statement. Combine that with being stuck with my calculation, a bottle of wine (awful, awful, the only German import that I could find), and a pile of CDs leftover from Saturday, then that’s what you get.

    (My apologies for the bad mix, I used to have a software for that, but it’s not running on my new laptop, so I basically had to overlay everything by hand.)



  3. Bee says:

    btw, the picture above doesn’t show, seems the link is broken or so.

  4. Nigel says:

    On the topic of online media, everyone should quickly prepare one about string theory because tomorrow is the deadline for Discover magazine’s competition for the best 2 minute U-tube explanation of string. See http://www.discover.com/twominutesorless/ The judge is Professor Brian Greene, so I trust the result will explain how string theory magically explains everything seen and unseen, is the language in which God wrote the multiverse, predicts gravity, the standard model, plus the unification of forces near the Planck scale, branes, extra dimensions, nuclear physics, the resurrection of the dead and the world to come, etc. My humble speculative forecast is that the winning result will not mention the trivia like landscape problem, but will explain how M-theory predicts 10^500 universes. The more predictions, the merrier…

  5. Plato says:

    If only I would have had more time. Oh well 🙂 A sombrero, a man/woman, feasting on the 10 80 tons of matter of the universe? Satisfied, one belches out a new universe? Okay. Something better for sure.

    Cosmologist speaks of mind-bending dynamics behind the inflationary universe by BY KENDALL MADDEN, Stanford Report

    “The string theorists predict that there are perhaps 101000 different types of universes that can be formed that way,” Linde said. “I had known that there must be many different kinds of universes with different physical properties, but this huge number of different possibilities was an unexpected gift of string theory.”

  6. Plato says:

    Just a note here

    Your html does not support as which I tried to use. It would be nice instead of 10^80 or 10^1000