Selecting a physics research topic that will impress the Templeton Foundation:
“The Universe is a Quantum Computer” already done by Seth Lloyd
“Black holes are quantum computers” Lloyd again
“Plants are quantum computers” Lloyd and Aspuru-Guzik figured that one out.
“Our minds are quantum computers” done by David Deutsch
“Quantum computers can travel backwards in time” Deutsch again
“Quantum computers are conscious (but not classical computers)”, Deutsch again
“The God Particle”, damn you Lederman, for stealing my idea
“God and the New Physics”, Paul Davies, yawn
“The Physics of Immortality (the Omega Point)”, “The Physics of Christianity (how Jesus performed his miracles without violating the laws of physics)”. done by Frank Tipler, WowWee!
“Human consciousness is a quantum gravity phenomenon”, Sir Roger Penrose got there first
“We have no free will, or else electrons would have free will”, says John H. Conway. No way!
“A mathematical proof that we live in a multiverse”, rigorously proved by Max Tegmark
“The theory of everything is anthropic” Susskind, go blow yourself
“Writing essays about Bell’s Inequalities for 40 years makes you a deeply spiritual person”, d’Espagnat’s shtick
“Bayes rule can be used to prove the existence of God”, old hat, done by Reverend Bayes.
“Bayesian networks can be used to prove the existence of God”, Hmm.
“Quantum Bayesian Networks can be used to prove the existence of God…exponentially faster than with classical computers” not bad!