RE: RE: [QuantumPhysicsMeetupGroup] Quantum Mechanics Lecture Notes for the Mathematically Minded

From: Jonathan
Sent on: Saturday, January 30, 2010 7:25 PM
My 'agenda' is to be part of an interesting sounding meetup group, which I also assume to be the goal of everyone else here, until demonstrated otherwise.

Is your 'agenda' is more hidden?

--- On Sat, 30/1/10, Adele Jameson <[address removed]> wrote:

> From: Adele Jameson <[address removed]>
> Subject: RE: RE: [QuantumPhysicsMeetu­pGroup] Quantum Mechanics Lecture Notes for the Mathematically Minded
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Saturday, 30 January, 2010, 18:58
> Seems to me everyone has their own
> agenda and - surprising as it may
> seem to you - you are no different!
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [address removed]
> [mailto:[address removed]]
> On Behalf Of Jonathan
> Sent: 30 January 2010 17:30
> To: [address removed]
> Subject: Re: RE: [QuantumPhysicsMeetu­pGroup] Quantum
> Mechanics Lecture
> Notes for the Mathematically Minded
> 
> I believe that there is a 'Mulder and Scully' case to be
> made here;
> since in a subject like Quantum Physics, where even highly
> qualified
> researchers cannot really claim to have a great depth of
> knowledge in
> the topic, there is still room for many more extraordinary
> discoveries;
> but unfortunately the paucity of solid QP information also
> attracts
> attention seekers and crackpots - such as those swearing
> blind that
> Britney Spears has given birth to a three-headed cow-baby
> fathered by
> the ghost of Michael Jackson, or hallucinations that they
> can shoot
> laser beams (which only they can see) from their
> fingertips, etc.
> 
> However (probably because of the over-abundance of
> quackery), those with
> a strong scientific bent can often be terse and dismissive
> of partially
> formed ideas or theories that do not neatly fit a standard
> model (no pun
> intended), whilst those more inclined to speculation
> frequently get
> upset and cry foul when they are merely asked to firm up
> their theories
> and reformulate them into more concrete terms...
> 
> Thus, it seems to me that a middle-ground can be reached,
> and the group
> message board reclaimed, so long as more socratic means are
> employed by
> the group, and everyone agrees to a level playing field
> where all ideas
> (except ad hominem attacks, whinging and off-topic or
> commercial agenda
> posts) are welcome - but where the originators of more off
> beat theories
> must be prepared to back their notions up with intelligent
> rigorous
> argument.
> 
> Finally, for the mystically inclined, it might be worth
> keeping in mind
> the words of the esteemed Magickian Aleister Crowley:
> "By doing certain things certain results will follow;
> students are most
> earnestly warned against attributing objective reality or
> philosophic
> validity to any of them."
> 
> HTH,
> 
> Jonathan
> 
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