News too good to confine to just one ScienceBlog

Via Recursivity and Pharyngula, I’ve learned that, after being an embarrassment to Princeton University for nearly three decades, the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory is closing due to lack of funding. I’m only amazed that it held on so long. Let’s just hope that Deepak Chopra doesn’t decide to bail it out.

From my perspective, given this news, the most important question of all is: How will the impending closing of PEAR affect the Global Orgasm (news story here) scheduled for December 22 and featured in last week’s Your Friday Dose of Woo? After all, the organizers are depending upon PEAR to measure an effect on the “global consciousness” from this event.

This could be a real blow to world peace through sex!