02 April 2013
Funding Science Vegas Style
One of the great things about quantum mechanics is that it is the most pure form of randomness known to man. This has prompted physicist Tommaso Dorigo to propose (not on April 1st) that perhaps the Large Hadron Collider should be integrated into a lottery system that would provide both quantum physical integrity and increase public interest in science. Indeed, particle physics would then be funded entirely by the mathematically stupid, bringing the irony of the stupidity tax that is the lottery to new heights.