HUMANITIES

Monday Missive ‚Äď June 19, 2017

Wonder Women — This past Saturday, my wife (Nancy) asked me, “So what do you want to do for Father’s Day?”¬† I suggested that we go see the new Wonder Woman movie.¬† “It seems more like a Mother’s Day movie to me,” she said, “but let’s go.”¬† And so we did.

I had heard good reports about this movie, but I did not expect to like it as much as I did.  I especially liked the depiction of the central character.  I liked her...

Our 2017 Mt Zion Excavation in Jerusalem: Let the Digging Begin!

The Knight’s Palace in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem was abuzz with activity this past weekend as 64 of our participants flew in from all over the world–filing the hotel to near capacity. The 2017 Mt Zion archaeological excavation season is officially underway! We are digging in two-week sessions, separated by [...]...

NATURAL SCIENCES

Agents of Dreamland, by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Taking a brief break from posts on quantum entanglement — will be back with more on that subject soon! Meanwhile…

Caitlin R. Kiernan is a brilliant writer. This is an indisputable fact.  Several years ago, I blogged about her beautiful, dark and haunting novel The Drowning Girl, a ghost story that I rank as not only a classic of the genre but a classic of literature.  I also was awed by her 2009 novel The Red Tree (which I read but never blogged about, for some reason)....

What is quantum entanglement? Part 5: Making it happen

This is part 5 in a lengthy series of posts attempting to explain the idea of quantum entanglement to a non-physics audience.  Part 1 can be read here,  Part 2 can be read here, Part 3 here, and Part 4 here.

So at this point¬†we have an idea of what entanglement is, and some reassurance that it doesn’t ruin all of physics with its existence! ¬†Now we turn to a very important question: how, in practice, do we produce entangled quantum particles?

In our discussions so...

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