December 7, 2011

Wednesday Wisdom

As we have seen, great earthquakes, forest fires and mass extinctions are all merely the expected large fluctuations that arise universally in nonequilibrium systems. To avoid them, one would have to alter the laws of nature.

Mark Buchanan


  1. Anonymous6:48 PM

    "alter the laws of nature"

    That's what the Greens, and Labor are trying to do.

    Good luck.


  2. No, not altering the laws of nature Justin: they invent 'natural' events and hope that everyone is dead before those events do not come to pass.

    Unfortunately, they would do less damage if they understood the laws of nature and were trying to change them.