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Introduction

Postby Farsight » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:08 pm

There seems to be a paucity of physics forums these days where one can continue a sincere discussion, so I thought I'd set one up. I'm John Duffield, but I'm using my "Farsight" userid for day-to-day posts. Sorry if that sets a bad example on the sock-puppet front, but on a previous forum where I was a moderator, I found it all to easy to accidentally delete or overwite posts because the quote icon was next to the edit icon.

I view this new forum as something of an experiment. Hopefully it will strike a good balance between current understanding and leading-edge thinking. One the one hand we see some forums where the former is the primary goal, featuring homework help and educational topics. On the other hand we see some forums where the latter is the primary goal, featuring "against the mainstream" thought-provoking topics. I'd like this forum to be both educational and thought-provoking. Physics labours under a dichotomy wherein students need to be taught the facts, and need to be prepared to discover new facts. The two are not always the best of bedfellows. There is a difference between being taught what to think, and being taught how to think, and how to use evidence, logic, and the scientific method to advance understanding.

Anyway, let's see how it goes.
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Re: Introduction

Postby wlminex » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:58 pm

John/Farsight: Glad to have found you again! Your input on another forum was appreciated by many members. I look forward to interesting and respectful discussions on your forum.
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence
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Re: Introduction

Postby JohnDuffield » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:53 pm

My pleasure wlminex. I'm afraid I'm a bit tied up at the moment and don't have enough time to talk. It's something called "the physics detective". I hope to have it ready towards the end of the year.

Did you send me a "posting error?" message? I got the email but I can't see the message.
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Re: Introduction

Postby wlminex » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:18 pm

Thanks John. Yes I sent a 'posting error' contemplating that my original post in the intro thread may have been the wrong place to post. If so, OK to delete. Looking forward to discussions. wlminex
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