occasional meanderings in physics' brave new world
Marni D. Sheppeard
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posted by Kea | 10:00 PM
The lovely organiser kindly let me have the participant list. There are 61 participants ... 6 of whom are women, and only two of these 6 are professional physicists.
With respect, that's a string-based philosophy defense of multiverses, inflationary universes, and other epicycles that haven't a hope of being empirically defended or making a falsifiable prediction and earning a Nobel prize."Day 2: Monday 21st September Morning The Case for Multiverses (1) 09.00-10.00 Keynote Talk: Scientific Justification of Multiverses: Martin Rees""Scientific Justification of Multiverses"? I see the Templeton Foundation logo on head of the index page. Maybe one possible reason why few professional female physicists are attending is that there is no actual physics under discussion, which is quite different from speculative philosophy, and female physicists are less prone to devote themselves to such non-falsifiable dead-ends than macho gamblers?
Nigel, I never said I thought the conference was actually interesting. But it has been rather quiet around here over the summer, and I was hoping to listen to a few lectures. One must listen to all points of view, even the ones that are manifestly useless.
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