even quantum particles leave clues, poor poor docs, tired and weary

Today’s Quantum Headache: Quantum Mechanics Imitates Influence of Future Actions on Past Events

Researchers of the team of Professor Anton Zeilinger at the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology and the University of Vienna’s Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information have experimentally demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to know whether two particles were in a separable or in an entangled quantum state even after their measurement or if they no longer exist.

Quantum states of particles become tangled and than untangled. In that event they leave behind fingerprints and body fluids that can be used to recreate the scene of the original entanglement. or something like that. Not even two lonely particles can get away with anything like they used to. At least until the day they can become hedge fund managers or conservative congress critters.

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Get out your hanky. Physician income is down slightly.

Physician income declined in general, although the top-earning specialties remained the same as in Medscape’s 2011 survey. In 2012, radiologists and orthopedic surgeons topped the list at $315,000, followed by cardiologists ($314,000), anesthesiologists ($309,000), and urologists ($309,000). Previously, radiologists and orthopedic surgeons led the pack, at a mean income of $350,000 each, followed by anesthesiologists and cardiologists (both at $325,000). The bottom-earning specialties in 2012’s survey were pediatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine.

The late Lewis Thomas, physician, poet, etymologist and essayist could be both deeply compassionate and a cranky SOB. In one collection of essays back in the 1980s he said one of the worse things that was happening to the medical profession was doctors who were more concerned with owning big houses and their stock portfolios than with the practice of medicine as a humanitarian calling. Making money and good medicine are not mutually exclusive, but these income trends might have just a little bit to do with why the same procedures in the US costs so much more than they do in most western European countries.

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Those damn victims are getting mud all over the new carpet, Florida Governor Rick Scott(R) Vetos $1.5 Million For Rape Crisis Centers During Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Scott could have provided the funds out what he spends on dry cleaning or steals from Medicare.

A Conversation With John Slattery. The Mad Men actor talks about Roger Sterling’s long, strange trip. Interesting behind the scenes look at how the most recent episode was filmed especially Roger’s experiment with LSD. That episode has set in motion the speculation/hope that now Roger and Joan may get together. I don’t see Roger as wanting to play daddy at this point in his life. Though maybe that ‘trip’ has made him a different man.

Mitt Romney

Don’t think about it America, just rinse and repeat. Doubling down on the same conservative policies will have different results this time.

No shark, gator or snake attacks in Florida today. Just the usual, Cops: Woman Battered Beau Over Sex Rebuff, Live-in boyfriend told police he just wanted to lie in bed and watch TV. Just wait until the summer heat wave hits. Sharks that want sex.

I AM so tired and weary,
So tired of the endless fight,
So weary of waiting the dawn
And finding endless night.

That I ask but rest and quiet—
Rest for days that are gone,
And quiet for the little space
That I must journey on.

Supplication by Joseph S. Cotter, Jr. The Book of American Negro Poetry.  1922.

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