# The tides are the result of the rotation of the Earth and the whirlpools

Discussion in 'Pseudoscience' started by Fermer05, Apr 3, 2018.

1. ### originIn a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect.Valued Senior Member

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So the amplitude of the wave has the units of $m^2/hr^3$ or is it $Degrees^2/hr^3$?

Hmm, either way, I think I detect a problem....

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3. ### billvonValued Senior Member

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Don't be dissing his math! He thought about that math for many moments. And anyway, it's the whirlpools, not the math.

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5. ### originIn a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect.Valued Senior Member

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Well that cracked me up.

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Specifically where ?

8. ### originIn a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect.Valued Senior Member

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Are you asking where is the problem?

9. ### exchemistValued Senior Member

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Ever the optimist, I see.......

10. ### Write4UValued Senior Member

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Good source;
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/wavesinocean.html

Is it correct to say that all wave functions transmit energy?

11. ### originIn a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect.Valued Senior Member

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No.

A wave function is a mathematical description of the state of an isolated quantum system, and mathematical descriptions do not transfer energy.
It would be correct to say all waves transmit or transfer energy.

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12. ### exchemistValued Senior Member

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I see the chronic inability of Write4U to use the terms "function" and "wave function" correctly continues unabated. All part of the wider inability to discriminate between physical entities and mathematical models.

Keep up the good work. I have not the patience, myself.

13. ### originIn a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect.Valued Senior Member

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It just seems like it would be so easy for him to learn to use the terms correctly, but i am just fooling myself. His reply to my post will probably be more of the same, but I can hope.

14. ### Write4UValued Senior Member

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Thanks for the correction. It was sloppy posting. From the link I posted.
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15. ### Write4UValued Senior Member

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I don't know what prompted you to make such a comment. Oh, yes, I do....

16. ### NotEinsteinValued Senior Member

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I for one am actually quite fascinated to see somebody knowingly post such gibberish while at the same time thinking they are making sense. The cognitive dissonance and the mental gymnastics required to maintain that state of mind for a prolonged time is truly amazing, and in my opinion, much more impressive than that person simply learning how to use terms correctly.

(Note: I am not mentioning any specific person.)

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18. ### exchemistValued Senior Member

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I think it is the same phenomenon one encounters with creationists. They can't afford to let go of an idea that they have built a whole belief system around, even when it is shown to be false.

I have come to the conclusion that Write4U has this religion of the universe consisting of mathematics. The constant conflation of mathematical and physical concepts is important to him for enabling this idea to be sustained. It enables him to flip-flop between the two at will and thereby suggest - if only to himself- that maths is physical.

This must be the key to why he is so resistant to learning the distinction: he does not want to. It could undermine the belief system.

19. ### Write4UValued Senior Member

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No, I do not believe maths is (are) physical, I believe all physics are mathematical, difference...

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20. ### Write4UValued Senior Member

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Allow me to rephrase my original question.
"Is it correct to say that all waves transmit energy"?

21. ### exchemistValued Senior Member

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Any travelling wave does so, yes.

A standing wave is not moving, so it cannot transmit energy, though it does contain energy.

22. ### exchemistValued Senior Member

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I have no confidence that you will not say or imply the opposite tomorrow, I'm afraid.