Thank you. This actually means a lot because I put some time into responding on these forums, even if it means that I neglect my research. I can understand thispoint of view, but I don't think I'd evre filter any comments. Science is what I do, and it is important to me to see what people do with the popular literature. I think you are quite correct about this. But this was the point of the thread. Why is it that people feel the need to write off the opinions of experts? And why is it that people ignore the 100 years of physics since Einstein's 1905 paper on relativity? These things are interesting to me on both a scientific AND a cultural level. Einstein was a genius, no doubt. But he was just in the right place at the right time to interpret some comments that Minkowski made in an earlier paper about differential geometry. There seems to be a society of Einstein worship---that is, if Einstein thought or didn't think it, then it must or must not be true. I think it all happens because of the protection of ananymity. People are free to be whoever they want to be here, and express whatever goofy opinions they have. I think it's probably like a Clark Kent/Superman sort of thing---when the shift is over, the mild mannered coorporate accountant becomes an ultra-conservative, anti-Semitic SciForums poster. And, to be fair, I use Wikipedia ALL the time. There are a certain type of people who gaurd their Wikipedia entries with extreme vigor. Anyhting on physics (specifically high energy theory) at Wikipedia is generally pretty spot on. I heed this warning in the future thoughPlease Register or Log in to view the hidden image!