This article really interests me from the perspective of mendaciology. My take is that you could probably bring up four cases in the Internet Court of Truth (truthcourt.net) to see how you and your fellows will dissect each case as a truth or lie. This is four trials in the court, you try each case/assertion separately:

1. don't ask, just calculate, it works.

2. the virtual quarks are in 'another dimension'

3. they're in the 'field'

4. there is a real top quark coupling (out of nothing?)

At least then the group of you will have a better idea of whose lying about what. Might be fun to see the results and more fun to participate if you are another physicist. (Which I'm not).



Robert Thibadeau

Carnegie Mellon University since 1979 — Cognitive Science, AI, Machine Learning, one of the founding Directors of the Robotics Institute. rht@brightplaza.com