Sep 6, 2006


Last week I didn't write anything in Skepsisfera, but I have a good excuse: I was in Paris. I spent three days there. Wonderful place. I went to the Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Versailles Palace and the Louvre Museum. Versailles and Louvre are specially incredible. I spent one whole day inside each of them. The sky was clear and the weather was hot. And since I left Brazil I hadn't such a good coffee. Unfortunately it's over. I took a lot of pictures, but as my pen drive is dead and my MP3 player doesn't work with linux I am not able to put them here. Maybe next week...

Well, as I was out, I have not too much things to say today. I forgot to put here the paper related to the aledged proof of existence of dark matter. it is in the arXiv:

A direct empirical proof of the existence of dark matter
Douglas Clowe, Marusa Bradac, Anthony H. Gonzalez, Maxim Markevitch, Scott W. Randall, Christine Jones, Dennis Zaritsky

And yes, as everybody knows, Pluto was downgraded. Never mind, for there are a lot of astronomers complaining ablout that. To be honest, I don't see any problem. If Pluto is considered a planet, Xena should have the same write as well as other similar celestial bodies around the sun. Pluto not even orbites the sun in the same plane as the other planets. Science is a matter of objectivity, if Pluto does not fit along with the other planets, it is natural to create a new category.

Before I come back to my work, just a little interesting article I found in Wikibooks:


It is a game where computers cannot beat us yet...

Picture: The Louvre Museum. I took this picture from this site:

1 comment:

mac_davis said...

Hope you had fun!

You should update your uh, map over on the left side bar.