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Google Physics May 6, 2007

Posted by gordonwatts in physics life.

In an attempt to procrastinate, I was reading the Science Blog. I looked at this article on an alternate use for string theory. Almost more interesting than the article, however, were the adds that Google pulled up:

  • What is Gravity?

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  • New Theory of Everything

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  • One-on-One Tutoring

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  • Study the Universe at MIT

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  • “Also incorporates the mind.” Just a small added effect!



    1. andy.s - May 7, 2007

    These ads are popped up by some keyword association on the ad server. Half of them are generally some crackpot website.

    So we get a situation where science is supported by running ads for pseudoscience. Very postmodern.

    Or maybe not. I seem to remember reading about Kepler supporting his astronomy work by doing horoscopes.

    2. gordonwatts - May 7, 2007

    Ah, that is classic!

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