## Wednesday, May 12, 2021 ... //

### European energy prices will go to the Moon

Notoriously enough, Austria organized its nuclear energy referendum in 1978. 50.5% voted against the Zwentendorf nuclear power plant plans and Austria became a hysterically anti-nuclear country, a fact that has often complicated the life of Czechs whose majority loves Austrians. This was an example of a referendum that should have been rigged by the sane people. The tiny edge of the Luddites has had far-reaching, long-term consequences.

Isar Zwo in Bavaria which we visited (as students) in 1992.

Germany remained nuclear (although not as much as France which makes 70% of its energy from the nuclei, and it used to be 80%) up to this nation's hysterical reaction to the 2011 tsunami-inspired glitches in Fukushima. Germans decided to obediently agree with their leaders' decision to ban nuclear physics in Germany. No $${\rm MeV}$$s allowed there; applied nuclear physics was rebranded to just another pseudoscience promoted by the groups that the Germans have the "right" to bully. Well, the moment when the last power plants should be stopped is coming closer.

## Monday, May 10, 2021 ... //

### Mathematics, quantitative attitude distinguishes the human civilization from animals

People have replaced Nature's random "trial and error" method with something a bit more pre-planned, and calculations are needed for those civilized plans

Mr Huml (from the Ice Age) was explaining to Mr Mach that it was a cold age and people had a lot of cold. They often caught a mammoth and ate it with a dill+cream sauce.

In the text about the limits of the ancient Greek "science" and "technology", a commenter named giant claimed to argue that one didn't need any science in the modern sense – founded by Galileo – because one may mention a counterexample, namely bronze. He added:

Somehow people figured out how to make an alloy, without understanding atoms, crystalline structure, temperatures, no chemistry at all.
Cute. Indeed, people could make bronze without any of these sciences. But that's because "making bronze" isn't scientifically difficult – surely not to an extent that would be comparable to the science that is needed to build and/or optimize a steam engine (with a gearbox).

What is bronze? It's an alloy composed of (mostly) copper and also some other metal, typically tin (12-12.5%). However, the percentage is this precise because the Wikipedia editors added this number long after the Bronze Age. ;-) That's a percentage where the alloy holds together. In the Bronze Age, not only the folks didn't know about the 12-12.5% interval. In fact, the tin was often not tin at all. Bronze may also be a copper alloy with aluminium, manganese, nickel or zinc; or arsenic, phosphorus, or silicon. And these other materials were indeed mixed with copper during the Bronze Age (arsenic was actually common there).

### Lawrence Krauss vs Biden's woke science administrator

...and the National Academy of Sciences...

A picture from the article we discuss. You may click to have an idea about the woke people's discussions on Twitter.

Tom W. has sent me a link to this essay by cosmologist Lawrence Krauss (a noted atheist activist and one of the people who saw the light about the looming discovery of the cosmological constant before it was seen in the 1990s, among other things) in the Wall Street Journal:

The New Scientific Method: Identity Politics (the paywall is just partial)
While Krauss has looked like another left-wing scientist-activist for decades and the WSJ is a RINO daily, I think, this almost sounds like a sane person's or rightwinger's alarm. Krauss points out that much of the funding (\$7 billion) for physical sciences comes from the Department of Energy. He complains both about the Biden Administration and the National Academy of Sciences because they seem to be in the process of politicizing and ruining science – I would add, along the lines of the Aryan Physics in Nazi Germany and Lysenkoism in the Soviet Union. Unlike Krauss' insights about the cosmological constant, this observation didn't exactly come "in time"! ;-)

## Friday, May 07, 2021 ... //

### California plans to torture kids who are great in maths

First, The Rebel News, the most important Canadian independent news agency, was banned at PayPal with no stated legitimate reason. At least, they can withdraw the remaining funds. But they couldn't even use PayPal to buy food – they need to investigate whether maple leafs are edible, among other things.

The far left terrorists who are behind this terrorist act need to be caught and executed (The Rebel News plan a lawsuit but sadly, the death penalty was abolished in 1976 in Canada) and if people like co-founders of PayPal Musk and Thiel fail to do something against similar terror perpetrated by their corporate child, they need to spend the rest of their lives in jail, too. I am so unbelievably disappointed by all these men.

Meanwhile, mathematically gifted kids are the main enemy in California's government agencies.

CALIFORNIA UNVEILS NEW WOKE MATH PROGRAM, ENCOURAGING TEACHERS TO PUNISH GOOD STUDENTS BY HOLDING THEM BACK
A super-idiotic revolutionary manifesto that has hundreds of pages (maybe we are talking about this truly juicy anti-white racist 83-page rant, thanks, Bill, maybe there is another one) was released by the California Health Department and is apparently being embraced by the California's Department of Education (but the stuff hasn't been completely approved yet). Words are no longer enough, the authors claim. We must act and erase the inequality by holding back all kids who are better in mathematics than others. All instruction must proceed according to the weakest student in the class because the far left sick animals "reject ideas of natural gifts and talents". In that state and others, it's not only tolerated but fashionable to "reject" even the most obvious facts about the real world. According to the plan, the smart kids must be made unable to work on their mathematical talent, at least up to their 18th birthday. Wow.

## Thursday, May 06, 2021 ... //

### Wormholes in general phase spaces

Herman Verlinde (Princeton) has released two new papers about one topic

Wormholes in Quantum Mechanics
Deconstructing the Wormhole: Factorization, Entanglement and Decoherence
He has studied general enough quantum mechanical systems – including simple enough ones such as a coupled harmonic oscillator – using the path integral. The path integral sums over all histories which are curves on the phase space (OK, he picks the phase space path integral; I don't exactly know why).

## Wednesday, May 05, 2021 ... //

### 100 marbles and a doubling, a puzzle

One hundred marbles numbered 1 through 100 are in a bowl. The marbles are drawn one at a time without replacement. How many marbles must be drawn to be sure that one of the selected numbers is exactly twice as large as another selected number?
I received this problem via WhatsApp. If someone has given a home office problem to her students and they're cheating, then I am sorry but this remote learning is guaranteed to lead to a similar cheating and it's not my fault (and I have fought against the Covid-19 hysteria, lockdowns, home offices, and shutdowns as much as I could). Moreover, you don't know whether my solution is right.

Divide the marbles (numbers 1-100) to the smallest classes in which the potential collision (of a number with its double) may occur. Each class contains all the numbers$\{ k\cdot 2^M, \quad M\in\ZZ \}$ for some $$k\in \ZZ$$, $$1\leq k\leq 100$$. So one of the classes is $$\{1,2,4,8,16,32,64\}$$, another class is $$\{3,6,12,24,48,96\}$$, and so on. If you want to pick a maximum number of marbles so that the "collision with a doubled value" doesn't occur, these classes may be treated independently.

## Tuesday, May 04, 2021 ... //

### Reorganizing a 4D S-matrix within a celestial CFT

For a couple of years, Andy Strominger and his so far lesser but not last collaborators have been immensely excited about the celestial sphere.

It's not hard to see why. As you can see, the celestial sphere (in the sky) is blue and has pretty stars in it.

Strominger et al. have studied the encoding of black hole information as seen on that sphere, scattering, hair, new conservation laws, and other related things. Note that if you imagine that we live in a 3+1-dimensional spacetime for a while, what we see at night (at one moment) is a two-sphere, $$S^2$$, of possible directions. Each point on this $$S^2$$ is actually a line in the 4D Minkowski space which goes to infinity. That's why there is no natural finite "length scale" defined on this $$S^2$$. However, you may measure angles. After all, this $$S^2$$ is conformally equivalent to a complex plane and the angle-preserving, conformal $$SL(2,\CC)$$ transformations of this plane (or sphere) are equivalent to the $$SO(3,1)$$ Lorentz group that transforms the Minkowski space.

### James Bond 007 goes from Prague to Moscow

Today, Czechia is shocked or amused by a new scandal. As you must have heard, the Czech intelligence services have claimed that it was very likely that a 2014 ammo depot blast in Eastern Czechia (in Vrbětice) was caused by Russian agents – in fact, by the same Petrov and Bashirov who have also allegedly prepared novichok for Mr Skripal later, in 2018. The accusations have led to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Prague and the reciprocal expulsion of Czech diplomats from Moscow, aside from related new hostilities between countries whose relationships were decent in recent years.

However, SeznamZpravy.cz (DirectoryNews.cz), a news server connected to Seznam.cz, a Google-killing Czech search engine, has published an incredible twist hours ago. Mr Janek Kroupa and Ms Kristina Ciroková are signed under the report. While I consider SeznamZpravy.cz to be one of the neo-Marxist cesspools of the Czech journalism (fortunately they are a minority here, but not a small minority), Janek Kroupa is a highly nontrivial investigative journalist. I am pretty sure that it is fair to count him among the top 5 active investigate journalists in Czechia. I remember his interview with the most relevant witness (from Pilsen) who testified that Mr Jiří Kajínek, Czech women's most beloved killer (who has managed to escape from many prisons), has indeed killed an entrepreneur and threatened some witnesses. Kroupa (along with Ms Sabina Slonková, a redhead) has also revealed amazing stories about the trip of PM's son Andrej Babiš Jr (who is at least officially psychiatrically handicapped) from Switzerland to Crimea. Although he is really standing on a wrong side of many political battles, Kroupa's purely professional ability to find the relevant witnesses and the data from them seems extraordinary to me.

## Monday, May 03, 2021 ... //

### Science that systematically produces progress only began in Galileo's time

Let me add a few words about the inability of the ancient Greeks and Romans to start the industrial revolution – a fact that is obvious but it is deliberately obfuscated by various retarded (in 2021) warriors against slavery.

These ancient civilizations and their thinkers-in-chief were really great and the seeds of many scientific disciplines were created by the ancient thinkers. I have surely often called their activity "science" a few times, too. However, one must understand that it wasn't a "full-blown science" that really works. The scientific method was introduced by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642).

### The world is controlled by the cosmic manager and lawyer

Guest blog by Prof Dr Maria LePen-Sklo-Kaczynski

I am an ingenious intersectional lady. For my whole life, since I was 3 years old, I was working on a theory of everything. And I have just completed it. It seems necessary to quickly publish it because I've heard about some Italian competition that also claims to complete the theory.

In fact, mine isn't just a theory of everything. It is the grandmother of all theories of everything from which all other theories of everything gradually arise. The magic trick is the theories' friendly multicultural cooperation with the other theories and their complete equality. The individual theories are increasingly holistic and intersectional and their grandmother makes them ever more progressive.

## Friday, April 30, 2021 ... //

### Ancient Greeks couldn't have started the industrial revolution

A retarded warrior against slavery – which has been abolished for a long time, indeed – has demonstrated similar comrades' total absence of basic education, intelligence, and common sense. Under the blog post about Newton who benefited from colonialism, he denied the fact that every sensible person knows, namely that slavery (like many things that are mindlessly frowned upon by leftists today) has played an important role for the development of many civilizations, starting with ancient Greece and Rome and later the United States of America.

Plato, an ancient philosopher living in Athens, just returned from a 21st century barber.

Concerning the former, the ancient world, structures that were left wouldn't stand without slaves. For example, The Colosseum was built within a decade but up to 100 thousand slaves had to work on it! We just wouldn't have The Colosseum and many similar gems without slavery. Everyone who claims that slavery shouldn't have ever existed is the same kind of a savage as the ISIS savages who were demolishing the structures in the Middle East. Concerning the latter, the independence of the United States of America heavily depended on cotton, pretty much the most important U.S. export. That's why the South – and slaves that were needed for a sufficient amount of this production – has played a greater role for the very existence of the independent U.S. than the North. The South (with its slaveowners and everyone else) was being "exploited" by the North.

## Tuesday, April 27, 2021 ... //

### French Sixth Republic and the Confederate States of Europe

France is a global cradle of republicanism. Its republic has been updated a few times. Right now, the country is organized as the (semi-presidential) Fifth French Republic that was established by Charles De Gaulle in 1958. Days ago, 20 retired top generals, almost 100 other VIP officers, and 1,000 other army folks have signed

an open letter urging Macron to return to patriotism
...a Twitter thread with an English translation...
in his interactions with the Islamist separatism that is creating growing no-go zones ruled by medieval dogmas that are in a direct conflict with the French constitution. To allow this creeping transformation means to bring a civil war closer, the military elite warns, and if Macron fails to return the French nation and its secular constitutional principles to the top of the principles that apply across the official territory of France, the military folks promise a takeover of the country by the French military personnel who are claimed to support the generals.

The female minister of defense has showed her utter arrogance and cluelessness and she has both mocked and threatened the former and current heavyweights of the military. On the other hand, Marine Le Pen has endorsed the generals.

## Monday, April 26, 2021 ... //

### Isaac Newton benefited from colonialism

In recent years, neomarxist lies, distortions, and hateful emotions have been penetrating to places where they looked almost unimaginable just a decade ago, including the physics departments. The Daily Mail (and originally The Telegraph which has a paywall, however) brought us news from Sheffield University in the U.K. (which is arguably the country that is more contaminated by the neomarxist poison than any other country in the world):

Students could be told how Sir Isaac Newton 'benefited from colonialism' in curriculum overhaul being considered at Sheffield University
Leaked documents indicate that the university will try to introduce an "inclusive curriculum" of physics by demanding that the instructors include anti-white disclaimers. These disclaimers target Isaac Newton, probably the most ingenious thinker in the known human history, as well as other giants such as Newton's foe Gottfried von Leibniz, Pierre-Simon Laplace, and Paul Dirac.

### Ivan Havel, 1938-2021

Ivan M. Havel died yesterday, on Sunday. He was found dead in the bathtub.

He was born on October 11th, 1938, two years after his older and more famous brother Václav Havel, in Czecho-Slovakia. This hyphenation is correct because on October 1st, 1938, following the Munich Treaty, our country got rearranged to the rather disgusting Second Republic of Czecho-Slovakia where various rats and Nazis (not only the Slovak fascists responsible for the capitalization of S) became powerful – much like their counterparts are getting powerful today (especially in the U.S. and Western Europe). The Second Republic lasted for 5+ months up to mid March 1939 when the peaceful Nazi occupation started the full-blown Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

I knew him in person, unlike his brother Václav. In particular, roughly a decade ago, I was giving about three lectures (on 3 different years) after him at a Summer School of Young Philosophers near Olomouc (in the Church of Gradual Decontamination of Virgin Mary in Oak upon Morava, not sure whether my decontamination terminology is used by the U.S. Catholics LOL). In one of those cases, he was kind enough to lend me his laptop.

## Thursday, April 22, 2021 ... //

### Swampland: light gravitinos bring their towers, slow down inflation

A gravitino ball. Click the image for a video.

The swampland program deepens our understanding of quantum gravity by refining the conjectures stating that most of the seemingly consistent effective field theories have subtle bugs that prevent them from being completed to consistent theories of quantum gravity i.e. to string/M-theory vacua.

Gravitinos – the supersymmetric partners of gravitons – have entered several swampland hypotheses. For example, exactly one month ago, a paper said that gravitinos mustn't be motionless. Now, in a fresh hep-th Madrid-French-German-Venezuelan paper

A Gravitino Distance Conjecture
Castellano, Font, Herraez and – last but surely not least – Ibáñez ;-) say that the gravitinos can't be too light, or at least they can't be adjusted to be light without additional consequences.

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