1. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
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    12 Apr '11 00:26
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110411092750.htm

    Pretty awesome if you ask me!
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    11 May '11 22:10
    Pretty awesome....but how does this affect me? I didn't feel anything.
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    12 May '11 12:23
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110411092750.htm

    Pretty awesome if you ask me!
    It's a hoax. A hoax, I tell you. Nobody is really called Kip Thorne. It just isn't a name, except in porn and soap operas.

    Richard
  4. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    13 May '11 12:19
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    It's a hoax. A hoax, I tell you. Nobody is really called Kip Thorne. It just isn't a name, except in porn and soap operas.

    Richard
    who is this?:

    http://www.its.caltech.edu/~kip/
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    14 May '11 17:19
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    who is this?:

    http://www.its.caltech.edu/~kip/
    It's a hoax page. Feynman had a good sense of humour, and his successors must share it.

    Richard
  6. Standard membersh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
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    17 May '11 20:38
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    who is this?:

    http://www.its.caltech.edu/~kip/
    I once emailed Kip Thorne about 10 years back after reading Black Holes and Time Warps. I was teaching middle school science at the time and that book helped me immeasurably. It's not like I was teaching 11 year olds about Planck's length and wormholes; but it helped a lot with interesting tangents and out of class discussions.

    I just basically emailed him to relay my experience and to tell him what a nice impact his book had on lay people.

    He sent me a very nice response, thanking me for writing and saying essentially that he's gratified that the book had that impact, etc. He also "cc"ed his wife (I recognized the name from the book) which I thought was funny.

    From all of his books and articles and that interaction, he seems like a class act and a great role model for aspiring scientists.
  7. Standard memberpatauro
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    17 May '11 23:51
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    It's a hoax. A hoax, I tell you. Nobody is really called Kip Thorne. It just isn't a name, except in porn and soap operas.

    Richard
    You're thinking of Pokey Horn, close but no cigar
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