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(Jon sez:)

Your Writer: Jon Kilgannon Bar fight!

Well, not really, but it's a fight in a bar. Although Greta's portion of the fight starts outside and rapidly progresses back inside through the door.

Today's science moment is the most completely mad-science idea ever to cross the transom here at Chez Kilgannon: quantum suicide, in which a researcher can prove the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics by attempting to shoot himself or herself and failing. (Note: Don't try this at home.) The actual experiment is more complex than I'm making it sound, but if I told you everything you wouldn't have a reason to go read scientist Max Tegmark's webpage. You can also check out the short Wikipedia article on quantum suicide if you want more background.

Before I get a flood of emails: I neither confirm nor deny the possibility of this thought experiment working. Although there may exist a parallel universe in which I will confirm it, and another in which I'll deny it.

(Mark sez:)

Your Artist: Mark Sachs Oh come on, in what sense is it not a bar fight? Especially the next bit, oh what a giveaway. If you're wondering what's up with the non-colored comic today, by the way, hit my LJ where I'll go into detail. Executive summary: no big.

On the other hand, if you're in the mood for some more science today, I give you Cindi in Space. Also, my Planetside comic is updated, if that interests you. If not, I'll be a little disappointed, but I fully understand.

Technical note: The drinks robot has the exact same voice as the Nutrimatic from the movie version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.