Fermions and bosons

The theorem lays out two possibilities. Some particles change phase by +1 when you rotate one by 360° or switch two of them. These are called bosons. They include photons, the W and Z boson, and gluons. Others change phase by -1 when you rotate one by 360° or switch two of them. These are called fermions. They include protons, neutrons, electrons and neutrinos.

— Spin, Statistics, CPT and All That Jazz

— John Baez

2010.07.02 Friday ACHK

人格堤壩 2

假設某人(甲)是一個不誠實的人。究竟他是「每 100 句說話中,有 1 句假話」,還是「每 100 句說話中,有 99 句是假話」呢?你是沒有辦法分辨得到的。

那會導致同甲相處時,我要付出很大的時間和精神成本。他每講完一句說話,我也要盤算:「他這句是真還是假呢?」最麻煩的地方是,「盤算」了後,我其實也不知道,他的說話內容中,有多少句是謊話、有哪幾句是謊話。

整體的效果是,「與甲相處」會令我神經衰弱。「與甲相處」的最好方法是,「不要跟他相處」。

對說謊的人最大的報應是,凡是誠實的人,都不會跟他做朋友。同理,如果一間公司的「人格」有問題的話,它自然吸引不到才德上佳的員工。長遠來說,該間公司是自取滅亡。

— Me@2010.07.02

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