I think that accomplishing that [incorporating quantum mechanics] would easily win him another Nobel prize, in addition to the Nobel for the non-quantum simulator. All he'd need to do is publish the data. Wouldn't that be a coup? A creationist professor from a diddly little school in Texas showing up all of the best and brightest physicists in the world, with something he did on a lark with one of his friends? Gosh, why do you suppose that he hasn't published this? Hasn't shown anyone the simulation? You think that maybe, just maybe, there's a reason for that?
I suppose that Granville, modest gentleman that he is, might not like the spotlight that these awards would generate. That must be why he only mentions this astonishing feat of brilliance in a piece of sloppy apologetics.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Newsflash: Earth Simulator Exists, Written in Fortran
This is hilarious: A professor from the University of Texas claims to have written a complete simulation of the planet Earth. By himself. In Fortran. Oh, and it runs in a matter of minutes. There are so many unbelievable, nay, impossible claims in his paper that it's hard to decide where to start in dissecting it. Fortunately, Marc Chu-Carroll over at Good Math, Bad Math has already done it better than I could.