Sure, there's a 99.2% probability that he will win, but that is several standard deviations away from the 99.99995% confidence that the particle physicists would need to declare the election won. (This is satire, obviously.) Via Jennifer Ouellette.

9 Responses to “Particle physicists not yet willing to call the election for Obama”

  1. Boundegar says:

    So it might all come down to Schrodinger’s vote?

  2. best post about the election to date, thanks Maggie.

  3. Jim Davison says:

    Further, Heisenberg can tell you if Obama won the election, or if Obama is president, but not both.

  4. jbond says:

    It won’t be real until the press conference with slides that use Comic Sans.

  5. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    Election boy: Do not try and bend the election. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.

    Obama: What truth?

    Election boy: There is no election.

    Obama: There is no election?

    Election boy: Then you’ll see, that it is not the election that bends, it is only yourself.

  6. miasm says:

    Knowing Wigner, I can attest that a close friend of ours says they’ve heard of an opinion on this matter from someone they know.

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