September 29th, 2006

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about time that someone said it

...Mr Frayn's suggestion that one purported solution to the puzzles of quantum mechanics (namely the so-called "many worlds interpretation") is analogous to invoking elves and pixies to solve the "disappearing sock problem" of domestic laundry is well done.

--The Economist, 9Sep2006, p.81, on the new book "The Human Touch: Our Part in the Creation of the Universe" by Michael Frayn