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|Quote (stevestory @ Aug. 08 2019,19:24)|
PolistraAugust 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm
The purpose of particle physics is to generate a purpose for particle physics. As with any bureaucracy, each stage of “solving” a problem must fail in a way that “justifies” more expenditure. Real physics was complete in 1900. The rest is just exponentially self-increasing consumption of tax money.
1900, when Real Physics was complete, and unburdened by nonsense like special relativity, the photoelectric effect, general relativity, QM, lasers, semiconductors that polistra's computer is made of, The uncertainty principle, the debroglie wavelength, antimatter, the big bang, the expansion of the universe, nuclear fission, superfluidity, superconductivity, Bose Einstein condensates, the Higgs boson, gravitational waves...
Boy, that thread went to hell fast. Polistra makes a fool of himself, Aarceng makes a short, unexceptional comment and BS77 drops four posts of cut and pastry containing about a megabyte of drool.
Where does he find the time? He must spend every waking moment at his PC.