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August 8, 1998
Last spring, Tony Tavares presented an interesting theory regarding professional sports management. According to him, pro sports "is one of the only industries where you can do a great job and be painted as incompetent." In Tavares' case, this theory has yet to be tested. BARRY P. RESNICK, Orange
December 29, 1991
So Stone thinks the Warren Commission was wrong. Welcome to the world, Mr. Stone. As far back as 1979, a House select committee concluded that Kennedy was probably killed as a "result of a conspiracy." Even further back--about the time Stone was getting out of high school--many of us were convinced that the Warren Commission was wrong in its "lone-gunman" theory. All we really wanted was the truth out of the many theories that abounded at the time: the L.B.J. theory, the Cuban theory, the Mafia theory, the Texas right-wing-radicals theory and, yes, even the Clay Shaw-CIA-secret government theory.
March 18, 2014 | Deborah Netburn
In the video above, you can watch as a physicist learns that his theory of how the universe began was right after all - 30 years after he first proposed it.  His reaction moves from disbelief, to joy, to gratefulness, and I promise it will make you smile. The video comes to us courtesy of Stanford University's publicity department, which had the foresight to follow assistant professor of physics Chao-Lin Kuo as he delivered the good news to another physics professor, Andrei Linde, who first proposed his theory of "new inflation" in the early 1980s.
September 22, 1992
As to the GOP God theory--God is not a Republican or Democrat. In fact she is not even an American. LORRIE EBERT, Idyllwild
October 26, 2008
Geoff Boucher's piece on Mark Everett's memoir of his father, Hugh Everett III, says nothing about the subject of the memoir ["A Pained Dad, a Poetic Son," Oct. 19]. Apparently the father was rebuffed by Nils Bohr with respect to his Many Worlds Theory, which led him to depression. What is not said is whether Hugh Everett III was bound for depression because his theory, which was not discussed in any detail, in fact did not work. The theory, that every decision we make splits off a new parallel universe, does not make any sense to me. Why would a decision create a wholly new universe?
July 20, 1985
In your editorial you assert, "the fact is that the theory of evolution is correct, and no amount of religious faith can gainsay it." You add that although the "mechanism of evolution remains open to debate . . . the fact of evolution does not." Such an ex cathedra pronouncement is perfectly astonishing. We have not heard the likes of it since the Great Scientist of the U.S.S.R. pronounced Lysenko's genetics no longer "open to debate." If "creationism is harmful to education," then not only the Bible, but also the Declaration of Independence--and indeed many other works of Jefferson--must be banned from the schools.
January 11, 1992
Todd Christensen, nice article (Jan. 3), nice guy, good football player. But, perhaps, a little too clever. His "25% theory" is in no way his. I don't know who was the first to espouse this saying, but it wasn't Todd Christensen. In fact, the first time I ever heard that theory was on an episode of the old television series, "The White Shadow." RODNEY K. BOSWELL Los Angeles
November 4, 1992
We all know what happened in the '80s and its aftermath. The trickle-down theory strapped us with mounting debts and left the economy to stray away. Modified flat taxes eliminated the fairness of progressive tax theory. President Bush was perfectly correct when he termed the supply-side economics as voodoo economics in the 1980 primaries. Finally Laffer's curve turned out to be a "big laugh"! NANDA SENATHI Los Angeles
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