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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

January 28th, 2021, 10:02 am

Too much Wikipedia knowledge is a dangerous thing.
True. However, no knowledge at all might well be the illness of this century.
 
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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

January 28th, 2021, 10:42 am

Any equation with the name 'Euler' in it can't be all bad.
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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

February 10th, 2021, 3:41 pm

The Bing Bang was at [$]t=0[$], yes? What about [$]x=0[$]? Did t = 0 happen at x = 0?

Pde(x,y,t) is no different from Pde(x,y,z)?

Bet no one can answer that :-)
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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

June 3rd, 2021, 7:11 pm

Le temps et l’espace... Ce n’est pas la nature qui nous les impose, c’est nous qui les imposons à la nature parce que nous les trouvons commodes.
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July 3rd, 2021, 6:02 pm

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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

July 4th, 2021, 8:57 am

I assume all of these men who study the concept of time are bachelors.
 
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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

July 5th, 2021, 10:13 am

It would,do no harm for physicists to read up a bit on linguistic relativity.

If I utter "Pde/fdm" how many quants react with "Crank-Nicholson"?
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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

July 5th, 2021, 10:22 am

It would,do no harm for physicists to read up a bit on linguistic relativity.

If I utter "Pde/fdm" how many quants react with "Crank-Nicholson"?
Maybe a good start is Wundt's Völkerpsychologie.
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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

July 6th, 2021, 12:45 am

It would,do no harm for physicists to read up a bit on linguistic relativity.

If I utter "Pde/fdm" how many quants react with "Crank-Nicholson"?
Hmm. I notice that my phone “corrects” Nicolson to Nicholson. I assume that is what happened to you, too. Aside from that, I’ll offer a quote from one of my favorite authors: “Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so!”
 
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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

March 25th, 2022, 9:12 pm

"“Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so!”

Why we only have time for Kvikk Lunch when out skiing...(the average Norwegian eats nine Kvikk Lunsj, Three of these are on average consumed during Easter)

Kvikk = Fast
 
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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

August 11th, 2022, 1:47 pm

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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

August 13th, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

August 13th, 2022, 8:01 pm

Our days are getting longer - but physicists don't know why

https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2022/0809 ... ic-clocks/
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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

August 15th, 2022, 6:01 pm

The days are actually getting SHORTER in recent years. They used to get longer, until 2020 or so, which was an explained phenomenon - the moon is gradually receding from Earth (4 cm per year, from what I remember) slowing down its spinning. Now the spinning gets faster and the day shortens - for meltley reasons spun up, nomen omen, by climate change.

The Irish has dealt with maths, now it's (less!) time for physics ;-)
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Re: Physicists, Stop the Churlishness

August 15th, 2022, 8:53 pm

The universities did not fall for the String Theory trap, with the exception of the oldest one.
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