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John Crippen
Works at U.S. Department of State
Attended Hendrix College
Lives in Guadalajara, Mexico
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Where I can I find the animated version of the virtual particles picture on page 70 of A Universe from Nothing? Thanks in advance, John.
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Amazing that this man can write "Why Evolution Is True" and also respond intelligently to free will issues. I met him briefly in 2009, oh frabjous day.
Now that materialism is the dominant paradigm in all the sciences, what on earth do we do about free will? If all of our “free” decisions are really predetermined—perhaps long in advance—by a combination of our biology and our environment, and our brain is simply a concatenation of cells that must obey the laws of physics and chemistry, how can any of our decisions be “free”? And if what we do for the rest of our lives has already been determined...
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John, a friend of mine is working on this production. He's very excited about it. I think it's going to be fabulous!
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Home News. Home; RDF Productions. RDF YouTube Channel; Vignettes; Derren Brown Interview; Lawrence Krauss Discussion; PZ Myers Discussion; Growing Up in the Universe; Aubrey Manning Discussion; UC Ber...
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To my Econ-coned friends, some amusing (if not all feasible) approaches to email management.
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Found it!
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I saw the static version in Lawrence Krauss' "A Universe from Nothing." At his lecture last week, he used this animated GIF. If I understand it, this is a representation of virtual particles coming into and going out of existence in our Universe. They play a role in Krauss' overall argument regarding the possibility/probability of our Universe having been "created" from Nothing. The catch is that Nothing is not really "nothing" as we normally think of it. But I've only read his one book and haven't studied physics since Dr. Rolleigh's class back at Hendrix...we did not cover dark matter and virtual particles!
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We were there for this lecture. Who knew cosmology could be so interesting?
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