Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nature Abhors a Vacuum, and Frankly I Wouldn't Exactly Call Myself a Fan Either


Incidentally, there's a really subtle Dyson pun in the title of this post.  Like super-subtle.  Ultra-subtle.  Harder to find than the Higgs Boson. So tiny it's subject to quantum weirdness.  It's like a pun particle (known to scientists as the punon), subject to Humorberg's Uncertainty Principle ("You can either know where a pun particle is in a joke, or you can know how funny it is, but you cannot know both").