Magnetism

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by Samidha, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    • Please do not insult other members.
    You can explain everything, just like Rush Limbaugh, but those who know you grasp the inalterable fact that you can't change a friggin' lightbulb without invoking your perennial misunderstanding of Einstein.

    Piss off before you poison a young mind with your bullshit. I keep your book handy to show people how a fool reasons, if you can call it that. You're a damned joke.
     
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  3. rpenner Fully Wired Staff Member

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    The topic of the interview you refer to is about the nature of "why" questions, not Feynman's understanding of the behavior of electromagnetic phenomena.

    Why questions, in science, always bottom out in fundamental theory or another hole in our knowledge of reality. No physicist can explain why the universe behaves as it does, but can usually summarize what those behaviors are in our current empirical knowledge of them by citing current fundamental physical theory. Beyond that point we have untested guesses and metaphysics.

    Your misuse of this citation is noted. Feynman explanation that there was a fundamental theory of electromagnetism was given in the larger context about the ultimate limits of asking "why" questions.

    Nowhere is there license for you to cite or copy from your self-published materials.
     
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  5. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Empty assertions like that one are pointless. If you think you have a great insight into magnets that no physicist has ever had, why don't you post it in a separate thread rather than just strutting around making useless claims of your own superiority?
     
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  7. Farsight Valued Senior Member

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    It's not some "great insight". And in answer to your question: because rpenner will accuse me of posting pseudoscience, despite my robust references to peer-reviewed papers and experiment. I note somebody has finally deleted the very abusive post from Dr Toad.
     
  8. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    You mean this one, or the one where I really said what I think of you?
     
  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    So post it in the Alternative Theories forum, or Pseudoscience.
     
  10. Farsight Valued Senior Member

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    No, because it isn't some alternative theory, nor is it pseudoscience.
     
  11. rpenner Fully Wired Staff Member

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    They are only robust references if they support the propositions for which you are citing them for.
     

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