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|Nov-29-11|| ||Mendrys: AVRO, I tend to agree that the result will not stand up to further scrutiny. Like Relativity, however, QM has also stood up to scrutiny. Neither are perfect and will be revised and perhaps even completely rewritten but that doesn't invalidate their contributions.|
|Nov-29-11|| ||WannaBe: I don't see why Queen Mary have to be discussed on the AE page.|
|Feb-15-12|| ||whiteshark: Einstein dies and goes to heaven only to be informed that his room is not yet ready. |
"I hope you will not mind waiting in a dormitory. We are very sorry, but it's the best we can do and you will have to share the room with others" he is told by the doorman.
Einstein says that this is no problem at all and that there is no need to make such a great fuss. So the doorman leads him to the dorm. They enter and
Albert is introduced to all of the present inhabitants. "See, Here is your first room mate. He has an IQ of 180!"
"That's wonderful!" says Albert. "We can discuss mathematics!"
"And here is your second room mate. His IQ is 150!"
"That's wonderful!" says Albert. "We can discuss physics!"
"And here is your third room mate. His IQ is 100!"
"That's wonderful! We can discuss the latest plays at the theater!"
Just then another man moves out to capture Albert's hand and shake it. "I'm your last room mate and I'm sorry, but my IQ is only 80."
Albert smiles back at him and says, "So, where do you think interest rates are headed?"
|Mar-01-12|| ||whiteshark: < The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder. <°>>><|
~ Albert Einstein
|Mar-14-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Einstein.|
|Mar-14-12|| ||PaulLovric: so Lasker was probably right ?|
|Mar-14-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Einstein.|
|Mar-16-12|| ||WannaBe: http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/201...|
|Mar-16-12|| ||Riverbeast: Interesting coincidence:
Bobby Fischer's father Paul Nemenyi was a top physicist specializing in fluid dynamics, and was well acquainted with Einstein
Einstein recommended Nemenyi for a job, and Nemenyi ended up working closely with Einstein's son
|Mar-17-12|| ||King Death: < whiteshark: <Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.<°>>><
-- Albert Einstein>
There's a quote I never saw and a very funny one!
|Mar-18-12|| ||shach matov: Ahhh uncle Albert would be so disappointed to see the state of modern physics with all the ridiculously contrived mathematical models like strings parading as a genuine theory of physics... QM is to blame for all this madness - a theory although very successful in practical terms but nevertheless a complete disaster in terms of a truly fundamental theoretical theory. |
Ohhh how he hated QM and those who tried to sell it's probabilistic interpretation. He would ask: how can you seriously tell me that uncertainly is a fundamental law of nature when you know close to zero about nature? Where does this blind arrogance comes from, he would ask. How can a mere human be so blind as to think that he can make grandiose claims about the most fundamental aspects of the physical world when he can't even explain what a photon is or where inertia comes from?
That's why he endlessly argued with Bohr about the uncertainty principle - the greatest physicist in history was more modest than his juniors who decided that they are so smart as to claim that the nature is fundamentally probabilistic. Well afterall their convoluted and contrived new theory tells them so...
But he himself created QM didn't he? No contradictions here but merely a sign of a truly deep and humble mind which is able to see the shortcomings of its own creation.
After the truly great Relativity Theory we're left at a dead-end and there is no light at the end of the tunnel. The photon is as mysterious as ever, as well as the nature of space and inertia. Nobody has any answers, and we're not even able to ask the right questions.
Are we desperate enough to make a great leap in imagination and consider space as a discrete fabric... are we brave enough to build a discrete calculus and rework the whole of continuous physics in terms of the new discrete mathematics? There doesn't seem to be any other way... or perhaps it's time to ask Albert's spirit for help? He did once say that it's possible that the future generations will find it necessary to look at a discrete space. Loop QM is trying, but not hard enough. But that is the only way to make progress: once space is not continuous anymore, everything else will fall into place. And maybe we'll even be able to explain inertia without Mach.
|Mar-18-12|| ||Travis Bickle: "I want to know Gods thoughts…. all the rest are just details". Albert Einstein|
|Jun-05-12|| ||whiteshark: Naked science: http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.ne...|
|Jun-21-12|| ||WannaBe: http://news.yahoo.com/misbehaving-p...|
|Oct-25-12|| ||Six66timesGenius: "The world as i see it"by Albert Einstien book http://download-wap.tk/site_121.xht... its free to download ebook .jar format|
|Jan-08-13|| ||twinlark: I always thought I knew what temperature meant, but now I realise that I'd had no idea.|
<A Temperature Below Absolute Zero: Atoms at Negative Absolute Temperature Are the Hottest Systems in the World>:
|Jan-08-13|| ||Tomlinsky: Thoughts on calibrating a circular infinity are just what were needed at 2am <tl>. Another coffee it is then. Thanks. ;)|
|Jan-14-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <Tomlinsky: Thoughts on calibrating a circular infinity are just what were needed at 2am <tl>. Another coffee it is then. Thanks. ;)>|
Good idea. Coffee provides an excellent practical demonstration of brownian motion, which should inspire you to your best efforts.
|Mar-09-13|| ||whiteshark: http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot... legitimate question ;D|
|Mar-09-13|| ||Dionysius1: An empty mind, I suppose. I don't get the point of the great man's question!|
|Apr-25-13|| ||WannaBe: You're still Da Man!!
|May-30-13|| ||whiteshark: “When the poet <Paul Valery> once asked Albert Einstein if he kept a notebook to record his ideas, Einstein looked at him with mild but genuine surprise. |
<"Oh, that's not necessary,"> he replied . <"It's so seldom I have one.”>
-- Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything
|Aug-02-13|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
"chess holds its master in its own bonds--fetters and in some ways shapes his spirit, so that under it the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer."
|Aug-02-13|| ||BlackFront: Line from the film, <The Million-Pound Note>: 'Chess isn't a game; it's a disease!'|
|Oct-22-13|| ||whiteshark: <The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.>|
- Albert Einstein
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