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Fictional Taggart Tunnel Collides With Reality

Due to errors in basic engineering that were missed in four separate reviews, an explosion rocked the Cern particle accelerator complex on March 27th. The faulty parts were supplied by Fermilab.

These events immediately recalled to mind Ayn Rand’s Taggart Tunnel disaster. (Attention: there are spoilers for Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged in that link.)

I wonder whether the very rational discipline of physics will serve as some sort of canary in our present cultural coal mine?

Plaudits: LewRockwell.com

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