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"Mundane wealth is usually built upon bones, piled high and packed deep. Alas, the holders of that wealth misapprehend the nature of their reward, and so are often blithely indifferent in their ostentatious display of their wealth. The misapprehension is this: that those who do not possess wealth all yearn to, and so seek likeness, and this yearning occludes all feelings of resentment, exploitation and, most relevantly, injustice. To some extent they are right, but mostly they are woefully wrong. When wealth extends to a point where the majority of the poor finally comprehend that it is, for each of them, unattainable, then all civility collapses, and anarchy prevails."
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The Bonehunters, by Steven Erikson

A TALE OF THE MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN

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Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the “Multiverse”
Gravitational waves detected in the aftermath of the Big Bang suggest one universe just might not be enough.
Bored with your old dimensions—up and down, right and left, and back and forth? So tiresome. Take heart, folks. The latest news from Big Bang cosmologists offers us some relief from our humdrum four-dimensional universe.
Gravitational waves rippling through the aftermath of the cosmic fireball, physicists suggest, point to us inhabiting a multiverse, a universe filled with many universes. 
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TOP RESEARCHERS COMMENT AS THE “GRAVITATIONAL WAVE REVOLUTION”  RIPPLES THROUGH THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITYNature | News by Ron Cowen  || 18 March 2014

The evidence of gravitational waves from the early Universe found by researchers working at the South Pole has been hailed as a landmark discovery in cosmology, astronomy and physics. The announcement was made by astronomer John Kovac on 17 March at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. … Here Nature has collected reactions from leading researchers.

Please go to the open access article in Nature to read the comments (and see who made them) …

‒ “… many great intellectual discoveries are never confirmed at the time when the authors are still alive. I’m not dead yet and they are already seeing this gravitational-wave signal.” [Comment from one of the discoverers/creators of the theory of cosmic inflation]
‒ “Nobel prize material, no question. It’s not everyday that you wake up and learn something fundamentally new about the Universe, a telegram from the very earliest moments of the Universe.  … just in time for the one-hundredth birthday of Einstein’s general [theory of] relativity next year.”
‒ “If the BICEP2 result holds up, this is really big — as important as the discovery of dark energy, cosmic microwave background anisotropy or the Higgs boson. …”______________________________

Top  Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, with the BICEP2 telescope on the right. [Robert Schwarz/University of Minnesota] Middle/Bottom: credit: BICEP2 Collaboration / Nature Magazine, 17 March 2014
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TOP RESEARCHERS COMMENT AS THE “GRAVITATIONAL WAVE REVOLUTION”  RIPPLES THROUGH THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITYNature | News by Ron Cowen  || 18 March 2014

The evidence of gravitational waves from the early Universe found by researchers working at the South Pole has been hailed as a landmark discovery in cosmology, astronomy and physics. The announcement was made by astronomer John Kovac on 17 March at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. … Here Nature has collected reactions from leading researchers.

Please go to the open access article in Nature to read the comments (and see who made them) …

‒ “… many great intellectual discoveries are never confirmed at the time when the authors are still alive. I’m not dead yet and they are already seeing this gravitational-wave signal.” [Comment from one of the discoverers/creators of the theory of cosmic inflation]
‒ “Nobel prize material, no question. It’s not everyday that you wake up and learn something fundamentally new about the Universe, a telegram from the very earliest moments of the Universe.  … just in time for the one-hundredth birthday of Einstein’s general [theory of] relativity next year.”
‒ “If the BICEP2 result holds up, this is really big — as important as the discovery of dark energy, cosmic microwave background anisotropy or the Higgs boson. …”______________________________

Top  Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, with the BICEP2 telescope on the right. [Robert Schwarz/University of Minnesota] Middle/Bottom: credit: BICEP2 Collaboration / Nature Magazine, 17 March 2014
mucholderthen:

TOP RESEARCHERS COMMENT AS THE “GRAVITATIONAL WAVE REVOLUTION”  RIPPLES THROUGH THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITYNature | News by Ron Cowen  || 18 March 2014

The evidence of gravitational waves from the early Universe found by researchers working at the South Pole has been hailed as a landmark discovery in cosmology, astronomy and physics. The announcement was made by astronomer John Kovac on 17 March at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. … Here Nature has collected reactions from leading researchers.

Please go to the open access article in Nature to read the comments (and see who made them) …

‒ “… many great intellectual discoveries are never confirmed at the time when the authors are still alive. I’m not dead yet and they are already seeing this gravitational-wave signal.” [Comment from one of the discoverers/creators of the theory of cosmic inflation]
‒ “Nobel prize material, no question. It’s not everyday that you wake up and learn something fundamentally new about the Universe, a telegram from the very earliest moments of the Universe.  … just in time for the one-hundredth birthday of Einstein’s general [theory of] relativity next year.”
‒ “If the BICEP2 result holds up, this is really big — as important as the discovery of dark energy, cosmic microwave background anisotropy or the Higgs boson. …”______________________________

Top  Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, with the BICEP2 telescope on the right. [Robert Schwarz/University of Minnesota] Middle/Bottom: credit: BICEP2 Collaboration / Nature Magazine, 17 March 2014
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