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Funny science quote of the day

I found this piece funny, in particular:

[Funding a particle accelerator is] not a trivial sum of money for a lot of people, but it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the $1,500 per head price tag of the Iraq war to date. And building a particle accelerator doesn’t require waterboarding anybody.

(Well, strictly speaking, neither does the Iraq war, and I can’t say with certainty what might happen if Alberto Gonzales were put in charge of ILC construction…)

and

this kind of ultra-hot, ultra-dense stupidity can only be achieved by colliding at least two forms of idiocy at speeds approaching that of light

Categories: Funny, Physics, Sociology
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