Proposal: There's no such thing as physics

Discussion in 'Formal debates' started by Chatha, Jan 16, 2008.

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  1. Chatha big brown was screwed up Registered Senior Member

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    I'd like to start a debate on the subject known, or should I say formerly known as physics. You see, other sciences such as chemistry and Biology have their own unique theories and standards, physics is not so unique, its not so unique from mathematics. I'd like a formal change of the word "physics" to simply mathematics, or something like "conceptual mathematics" or "physical mathematics", conceptual mathematics really catches the idea, and die hard physics fans should make do with physical mathematics. Its a discredit to mathematics to even create some arbitrary name for a science that is 80% mathematics. I know what you are thinking; what about all the laws and theories in physics? First of all most of those laws are also in chemistry, thermodynamics e.t.c, and you can always apply most of them to particle chemistry. However I will admit that a few rules in physics can only be best illustrated in physics, I only ask that we change its name to something containing mathematics. This would also fish off many auxilliary, weird, and absract theories which some may figure to be physics. Much of the world of physics is Geometry, concept of space, trig, calculus, linear algebra, e.t.c- all mathematics. I know what you are thinking; what about quantum physics? I haven't really thought about that one yet. What do you think?
     
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  3. fusion4577 insane, atheist, and not dead Registered Senior Member

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    physics is just zoomed out a bit more than math ok? it is kind of the explantion on why things work, so a few substucters are needed.
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I get entanglement whenever I think about that stuff!

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  7. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Chatha,

    Do you really want a formal debate on this, or just a general discussion?

    If you want a formal debate, I'll happily agree to argue the negative.
     
  8. Chatha big brown was screwed up Registered Senior Member

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    Hahahahah! Thats funny, finally. First I want to guarantee you that at the end of this debate its going to be 50/50, you will make solid points and I will make mine, nobody is going to 100% agree on one definition- that is my only guarantee. As you are aware of the slippery slope. I'll let you go first.
     
  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Ok. Do you agree to [thread=76020]Standard rules[/thread] for this debate? The only exception will be that I will go first.
     
  10. Chatha big brown was screwed up Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, agreed. But on second thought I think I'm going to abort for now, I'll decline and refrain from the debate. Moderators, you know what to do.
     
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