By Ann Finkbeiner | November 15, 2010 | 11 Comments
I think this is funny because it explains a problem I’ve had with math all along, which is that math just makes stuff up: makes up number, and space between numbers, and relations between numbers, and I’m not even mentioning zero. Also I know that the horizon problem went something like, the universe shouldn’t have been born as uniform as it was because it was farther across than light — which created the uniformity — could have traveled by then. Something like that. So AG’s mathematicians solve the problem by making light travel faster than light. For some reason, physicists resent that. Now that I reflect on it, I suspect that AG and I are the only ones who think this is funny.