* Extraordinary Elite Delusions and the Madness of Commissions (Paul Krugman)
* JPMorgan Ex-CEO for China Investment Bank Arrested, Caixin Says (Bloomberg)
* Fine Line Seen in U.S. Spying on Companies (NY Times)
* The Case for Reparations (Atlantic)
* Defense of Pennsylvania’s Gay Marriage Ban Dropped (AP)
* U.S. deploys 80 troops to Chad to help find kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls (WaPo)
* Pope Francis Makes Biblical Case For Addressing Climate Change: ‘If We Destroy Creation, Creation Will Destroy Us’ (Think Progress)
* Snowden’s First Move Against the NSA Was a Party in Hawaii (Wired)
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Science: Blockbuster cosmology claim could collapse in a cloud of dust
Perhaps it was too good to be true. Two months ago, a team of cosmologists reported that it had spotted the first direct evidence that the newborn universe underwent a mind-boggling exponential growth spurt known as inflation. But last week a new analysis suggested the signal, a subtle pattern in the afterglow of the big bang, or cosmic microwave background (CMB), could be an artifact produced by dust within our own galaxy.
Sounds like a gotcha. Or maybe not.
Inflation theory has been around a long time. It fits nearly to the point it would have to be sternly disproved to be rejected. A false flag two months ago doesn’t mean inflation is a bogus notion at all. They’ll keep looking.
Extraordinary Elite Delusions and the Madness of Commissions (Paul Krugman)
I’m deeply pleased to note that Professor Krugman has once again boldly choosen to speak out against the elite in this nation and to even go so far as to reference their delusions. As the November election looms increasingly more near, I suspect that ‘delusions’ and ‘madness’ are about to receive a quite vivid dose of reality.
Kudos to Professor Krugman for having the audacity to speak of such sensitive topics (and in America’s paper of record no less!)
what’s mind boggling to me is the size of someone’s ego, who thinks he or she can explain with any kind of certainty above one billionth of one percent, what happened fifteen billion years ago, at the “beginning of time” based on a little whisp of colour, light years away, and itself millions of years old.
WOW. If true, it may be the biggest scientific “oops” of all time.
I remember when I first heard the theory of cosmic inflation several years ago I thought “this sounds like bullshit.” But I know zero about physics so that meant absolutely nothing.