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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:00 am    Post subject: Complaint: People who read popular science books Reply with quote

People were over last night talking about "being good at quantum physics" because they have read a book on popular science or (more likely) saw an article about it on the internet. One of them also took a calculus course at a community college.

Also there was talk of someone who couldn't handle calculus but was still "good at quantum physics".

Then they said that time dilation was caused by quantum physics.

Good times.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I question what "being good at quantum physics" even means.

To be fair though, at least they sound like people who are obedient to science. It could be worse: they could be New Agers.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm good at Quantum Physics.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you say you can more easily create quantum entanglement between the particles that comprise your body?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would not.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awerbos wrote:
I question what "being good at quantum physics" even means.

To be fair though, at least they sound like people who are obedient to science. It could be worse: they could be New Agers.


No, that last part is pretty much how it is.
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