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Here is a link to the 2012 controversy ...
Sun Jun 11, 2017 07:23

This controversy went on for a couple of years afterward, with people like Tyson and Hawking stirring the pot ...

I am pretty literate in theoretical physics, though in real life I have been an engineer and a computer specialist ... applied physics.

Basically in self-promoting scientism, the dirty laundry of physics got exposed, outside the fraternity. It has been exposed inside the fraternity for a decade or more. That people with PhDs can spout nonsense and get paid for it. That is the real controversy ... grant money for studying things that are almost impossible to study, and speculating on it in ways that are almost impossible to verify.

  • Happy to chat ...Baruch, Sat Jun 10 19:50
    It is as lonely here as a Maytag repairman commercial ;-) As per a recent debate against Hawking and Tyson, philosophical concepts are passe and not cool. Scientists speculate, in addition to doing... more
    • Current experimental physics ...Baruch, Sun Jun 11 12:55 Well, doesn't directly address what "existence" is ... but short lived particles, even shorter lived resonances, and... more
    • Here is a link to the 2012 controversy ... — Baruch, Sun Jun 11 07:23
      • Re: Here is a link to the 2012 controversy ...Marius Dejess, Mon Jun 12 03:30
        Marius Dejess What is existence? Sat Jun 10, 2017 16:58 Dear guys here, I have been seeking to find out what scientists have to say about existence, and my impression is that they are... more
        • Glad to be chatty ...Baruch, Mon Jun 12 06:57
          Been debunking Thales and Pythagoras, with Heraclitus and Xenophanes since 500 BCE (feels like). I will match your two dead Greek geeks and raise you ... I will take Archimedes over any other Greek... more
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