October 5, 2006

THE VIRTUAL IS ENOUGH:

Near-perfect physics (Robert C. Cowen, 10/06/06, CS Monitor)

Using better instruments and more powerful computers, scientists are demonstrating key aspects of physics with unprecedented precision.

Perfect science, utterly divorced from reality.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 5, 2006 4:45 PM
Comments

It's only a trial separation.

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at October 6, 2006 12:48 AM

How is it "divorced from reality"? They're making very careful measurements from observations, and confirming predictions made by general relativity theory and quantum theory. Sounds like regular old hard science to me.

Posted by: PapayaSF at October 6, 2006 2:53 AM

Well, the notion that physics is currently anywhere near to "near-perfect" is completely divorced from reality.

Posted by: BrianOfAtlanta at October 6, 2006 10:50 AM
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