Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #18)
Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:43 PM
kentauros (23,606 posts)
20. "Be wary of quantum XXXXXX. Seems like lots of non-math people misuse quantum science."
To me, this reads of exclusion, or "Do not use this terminology unless you are degreed in the field, or have the technical expertise to understand it." That's about like saying, "Don't bother reading about it because you'll never understand it without an advanced mathematics background."
Well, then I might as well say, "Don't use the word 'woo' unless you are trying to garner my affections toward you. Any other use would be nonsensical."
While some people may mis-use the terminology, not all do. However, when I read those forums and threads where the things we like to discuss over here are brought up over there, I often see this attitude of exclusion. People use the term as they understand it, whether they have a background in the sciences and math or not. We all learn these fields in our own way, and teach it to others as they would understand it.
I think it's great that there are physicists out there that want more people to not only understand the concepts, but incorporate them into fields formerly removed from science (such as the spiritual side of things.) We see this as the advancement of humanity, not the stagnation or reversal of it
"Zingelbert Bembledack, Tringelbert Wangledack, Slut Bunwalla, Klingybun Fistelvase, Dindlebert Zindledack, Gerry Dorsey, Engelbert Humptyback, Zengelbert Bingledack, Engelbert Humperdinck, Vingelbert Wingledanck--" "No, no, go back one. Go back one." "Engelbert Humperdinck." "That's it." -- Eddie Izzard, Dress To Kill
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