Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Philosophers in the News

On today's (April 1) "release" of Gmail Custom Time, Google has a quote from a "philosophy professor":

"This feature allows people to manipulate and mislead people with falsified time data. Time is a sacred truth that should never be tampered with." -- Michael L., Epistemology Professor

Another philosophy teacher in the news is surely welcome, even if fictional!


  1. I was wondering how this was all going to work, but then I noticed that they suggest that

    "Gmail utilizes an e-flux capacitor to resolve issues of causality."

    Then I remembered Doc Brown's discussion of the flux capacitor and it all came together.

  2. I saw this yesterday too. You have to admit the feature would be darn useful!

    My favorite part other than the epistemology prof. was the equation that researchers have developed to show when people will lose faith in the accuracy of time.


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