one might hope this was meant as a tongue in cheek post. Certainly the poster is a bit more aware of the significance of quantum physics research. We all as researchers should hang together, not jealously disparage the efforts of those in other fields whose funding applications have been more successful.
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From: Michael Haseler <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, 11 September, 2008 9:43:41
Subject: [BRITARCH] Does archaeology need a Black hole?
It amazes me how caught up the public have been by the Cern particle
accelerator, which is after all not much more than a glorified shooting
range which has produced next to nothing of any merit to the public
except the plot of a few B-rate science fiction movies.
At £100,000,000 a year, the publicity of this potential black hole,
(which is as likely as you coffee cup spontaneously jumping through a
worm hole to the other side of the desk) has worked fantastically to
justify an otherwise worthless investigation into the alpha and omega of
How much more worthy is archaeology, and much more could be done with
£100,000,000 a year!
Clearly British Archaeology needs its own "black hole" - the potential
of something so charismatic (even if totally unrealistic) that the
public are just sucked in never to be released from their funding
Is it time to resurrect King Arthur and search for the holy grail?