Today's post, Should We Ban Physics? was originally published on 21 July 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


There is a chance, however remote, that novel physics experiments could destroy the earth. Is banning physics experiments a good idea?

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My father is fond of saying that if the automobile were invented nowadays, the saddle industry would arrange to have it outlawed.

As opposed to the train industry, who tried to have them outlawed as it was?

I am not sure what the purpose of the original post was. It asks questions that have no answers.

Certainly there are answers: You either ban physics experiments, or not. So in actual fact, as opposed to airy theory, we have chosen "No, we do not ban physics".

Which ones? The stuff with the Tegmark type 4 universe?

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