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What's the probability of PmbPhy agreeing with. AlancalverdLet's call it a draw and say 50:50I don't know what that says about us?
I agree with people based on whether they're correct on a point and not on who they are.
What's the probability of PmbPhy agreeing with. Alancalverd
Come on folk even experts can smile?
You do me a disservice. I agree with people based on whether they're correct on a point and not on who they are.
No you don't.
On post #35 of ...you said I was wrong when I said a gravitational field doesn't add energy to a descending photon, or remove energy from an ascending photon.
My apologies. I mistook what I read. I thought that you were saying that a g-field "does" add energy etc. I have a slight problem with Dyslexia which means that on very rare occasions I'll misread something like that. Sorry.
And no, John. This doesn't mean that all the other mistakes you've made that I pointed out must therefore be correct.
It is better that people don't agree. If they did nothing would change.
What other mistakes? Again, you're suggesting I've made mistakes when I haven't.
That's always been your problem. Your grasp of physics is so absolutely horrible that you're totally incapable of understanding what your errors are when they're pointed out to you. For example; you've always misunderstood relativity and electrodynamics in the sense that you've claimed that there's no such thing as an electric or magnetic field, only an electromagnetic field. Such a belief demonstrates an extremely poor understanding of the subject. Yet when I explained your error to you you failed to understand it.
That's why you keep claiming that you don't make errors, i.e. because no matter how many errors that you've made and people have pointed out to you, you're so terrible at physics that can't fathom the reasons they give you so you remain ignorant.
How many young persons, potentially interested in science have been turned off by the childish behaviour on display?
Ditto for Pete.
There's nothing in science about which anyone can disagree.
I am uncertain about several things:Is PmbPhy really unaware of how emotionally laden and offensive some of his posts are?
Quote from: alancalverdThere's nothing in science about which anyone can disagree.I strongly disagree. Einstein held that non-inertial frames are equivalent to gravitational fields whereas Wheeler disagreed requiring that a field has to have spacetime curvature in order for a gravitational field to be present. These are no the same requirements.
I don't think that this is a serious difference. In order to produce the non-inertial frames that Einstein desired, one has to use exactly the pseudo-Riemannian geometry that Wheeler (and everyone else?) identify with spacetime curvature.
The question everyone should ask themselves is this: "Did I come here to learn or to teach?" If I came to learn, I have a great opportunity to do so. If I came here to teach, I had better know my stuff because if I don't, I will eventually be found out.
Maybe offensive for those that come here to prove themselves as superior. I've personally have never had a cross word from him, but then of course, I came here to learn.
Can you be sure that they're doing it deliberately? I think communication on the Net drives conflict because we're all under such pressure to get everything done online without it taking up too much of our time, so we get irritated easily and tend to read people wrongly, automatically assuming the worst of them.
Quote from: Ethos_Maybe offensive for those that come here to prove themselves as superior. I've personally have never had a cross word from him, but then of course, I came here to learn. Thanks, buddy. That's saying it like it is. Ophiolite has had a grudge against me perhaps even before he met me for reasons unknown to me. As we've discussed before he's one of those members who uses what I call "mind reading" to help him form opinions about members. That means that he forms beliefs based on what he thinks or believes[p/i] what I must have meant even though I never stated it. Some sentences can have multiple meanings which, as a result, can be read in various ways. Some of them are the correct way, i.e. the way I meant, while others are a twisting of my words. Which one is used is the one which rings true based on what he wants to believe or what fits in with what he assumes must be true.