This takes the cake…
"The intriguing question is this," Prof Krauss told the Telegraph. "If we attempt to apply quantum mechanics to the universe as a whole, and if our present state is unstable, then what sets the clock that governs decay? Once we determine our current state by observations, have we reset the clock? If so, as incredible as it may seem, our detection of dark energy may have reduced the life expectancy of our universe."
Mankind ‘shortening the universe’s life’ (Telegraph)
My baby brother has been preparing to launch the Journal of Stupid Science next year (2008) and I’ve nominated this travesty of gross misunderstanding of Heisenberg for Issue #1. Somebody needs to point out the difference between active and passive observation to the wacky cosmologists.
Wow. It must be easier to get a PhD these dayz than it used to be!