20 March 2013

More male nonsense

Popes also sell a theory of everything, one that is called "religion". "Anyone who does not pray to the Lord prays to the devil" said pope Francis in one of his first speeches. 

But the sentence is wrong on many counts. The most important one: the devil does not exist. Jews know that the devil does not exist. Science knows that the devil does not exist. The "devil" is a figure that appears in bad religious comics. How can somebody pray to something that does not exist? 

Catholics must believe that the devil exists. It is part of their belief system. How can a world religion require people to believe falsehoods?

Male physics makes little progress

Peter Woit cites Lykken as a researcher that disagrees with supersymmetry. But males are males: they like dreams. Faster than you could imagine, Lykken replaces supersymmetry with another fiction: dark matter.

Dark matter has even less arguments speaking in its favor than supersymmetry. But it is simpler to get funds for it. So the lesson learned from susy and strings might be: switch to dark matter to get funding! Wait a few years, and they will sell the new collider as a "dark matter research machine".

When will they ever learn to leave the fiction out of science?