The elegant nature of science
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22-11-2011, 11:03 AM
RE: The elegant nature of science
I agree GirlyMan. It takes a big man to admit his mistakes but it takes a unique and great system to admit its mistakes. Science is a self-correcting system that provides us with the best possible explanations that exist, and then says "these aren't good enough, let's make them better!"

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22-11-2011, 03:26 PM (This post was last modified: 22-11-2011 03:37 PM by kim.)
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This is very informative... one might say... timely.
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22-11-2011, 03:48 PM
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I would love to take a class that discusses mainly the theory of quantum mechanics. I would want to audit it, so that I do not have to worry about a grade and I can instead focus on the lectures more freely. That would simply be too awesome of a class to worry about such trivial things as tests or grades.

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23-11-2011, 11:28 AM
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I don't know about that, bearded dude... I got a book of that stuff one time, and it was all math. Yikes. Tongue

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23-11-2011, 11:38 AM (This post was last modified: 23-11-2011 11:38 AM by TheBeardedDude.)
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(23-11-2011 11:28 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  I don't know about that, bearded dude... I got a book of that stuff one time, and it was all math. Yikes. Tongue

I'm not scared of math. I would enjoy that as long as the professor spent more time explaining theory than explaining derivations.
What book?

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23-11-2011, 12:10 PM (This post was last modified: 23-11-2011 12:43 PM by houseofcantor.)
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I don't remember the name, it was a textbook I scrounged up online somewhere. I'm just thinking it is better to get the QM second or third hand, cause the front line is all with the squiggly math. Big Grin

As for the OP, bemore posted a vid on another thread that reminded me of the Schwarzschild Proton. Here's a link to the fringe at the Resonance project. Fringe science doesn't mean pseudo-science; but this cat is out there. Wink

Speaking of out there, here's Garrett Lisi on E8 at TED.
Kicking it on TED, here's James Randi claiming to be a conjurer much in the same manner as I claim to be a witch. However, both are included in the science of conceptual engineering. Wink

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23-11-2011, 01:29 PM
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Can't have no elegance on an atheist forum without the prophet:





I mean, really. Big Grin

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23-11-2011, 05:28 PM
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(22-11-2011 03:48 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  I would love to take a class that discusses mainly the theory of quantum mechanics. I would want to audit it, so that I do not have to worry about a grade and I can instead focus on the lectures more freely. That would simply be too awesome of a class to worry about such trivial things as tests or grades.

Bearded Dude asks, and Lubos provides. I'm warning ya... Big Grin

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23-11-2011, 05:45 PM
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(23-11-2011 01:29 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Can't have no elegance on an atheist forum without the prophet:

I never even heard of Sam Harris or Richard Dawkins before I came here to this forum. Never needed no help recognizing truth before, don't need none now. Nice thing about atheism, prophets need not apply - there are no available positions.

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23-11-2011, 06:05 PM
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(23-11-2011 05:45 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(23-11-2011 01:29 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Can't have no elegance on an atheist forum without the prophet:

I never even heard of Sam Harris or Richard Dawkins before I came here to this forum. Never needed no help recognizing truth before, don't need none now. Nice thing about atheism, prophets need not apply - there are no available positions.

I call Dawkins the prophet 'cause I know it would pull his chain. Big Grin

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