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Mind

Building the Next Science Thingy

Cosmic VarianceBy Julianne DalcantonSeptember 29, 2007 2:00 AM

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From the Onion:

According to the scientists, the electromagnetic science-maker will make atoms move and spin around very quickly, though spectators at the hearing said afterward they could not account for how one could get some atoms to move around faster than other ones if everything is made of atoms anyway. In addition, the scientists said that the device would be several miles in circumference, which puzzled onlookers who had long assumed that atoms were tiny. Despite these apparent inconsistencies, the scientists, in Rep. Gordon's words, appeared "very smart-sounding" and confident that their big spinner would solve some kind of problem they described.

Nicely captures the "blah blah blah Ginger" aspect of communicating science to the general public. (hat tip to Pure Pedantry)

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