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Latest Peter Woit Stories

2006-12-20 06:00:00

``The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next'' by Lee Smolin; Houghton Mifflin ($26) ``Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law'' by Peter Woit; Basic Books ($26) ___ I recently completed writing a high school/college-level history of physics in the 20th century. It was a great opportunity to catch up on developments in the field. The biggest surprise turned out to be historical. For the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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