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Bohr, Einstein, Puppies, Puppets

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollDec 1, 2009 3:17 PM


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We haven't forgotten (read -- "I presume Daniel hasn't forgotten"); we owe several very generous donors rewards from our Donors Choose Challenge. But while our appreciation knows no bounds, our imagination in coming up with incentives is somewhat impoverished. At least compared to Chad Orzel, who promised his readers a physics-themed puppet show if they hit a certain donation threshold. Which indeed they did, and the good news is that we all benefit. For your consideration: the Bohr-Einstein Debates, as told by dog puppets.

The Bohr-Einstein Debates, With Puppets from Chad Orzel on Vimeo.

It seems clear that Einstein was wedded to a definition of "reality" that wasn't flexible enough to cover the implications of quantum mechanics. But it's even more clear to me now that he bore a spooky resemblance to a Bichon


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