Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

String Theory 'blog
various ^ | before, during, and after 2006 | various

Posted on 08/18/2006 8:55:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

String Theory site:freerepublic.com

Google


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: homeschool; stringtheory
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-116 next last
To: skinkinthegrass
Here's the other two footers, which are actually used for ping lists (very small ones), and on which the String Theory message is based. :')

· Catastrophism ping list · join · view topics · view or post blog messages · bookmark ·
· X-Planets ping list · join · view topics · view or post blog messages · bookmark ·

41 posted on 08/20/2006 1:53:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: skinkinthegrass
Whoops, forgot to change the TARGET tags to S instead of X:
<center><hr noshade><font color="#777799" size=-2><b>&middot; String Theory ping list &middot; <a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/mail-compose?reply=0;subj=Re%3A%20String%20Theory%20ping%20list;to=skinkinthegrass" target="s" title="Join">join</a> &middot; <a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=stringtheory" target="s" title="Keyword">view topics</a> &middot; <a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/1686282/posts" target="s" title="Blog">view</a> or <a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/1686282/reply?c=1" target="s" title="Post">post</a> blog messages &middot; <a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/add-link?url=http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=stringtheory;title=Blogs%3A%20String%20Theory" target="s" title="add String Theory to your Links page">bookmark</a> &middot;</b></font><hr noshade></center>

42 posted on 08/20/2006 1:57:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: metmom

Is she homeschooled? :)


43 posted on 08/20/2006 2:36:30 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: My2Cents

She was. All through school and she graduated high school is three years, went to public school for her *senior* year, (mainly to prevent boredom, there's not much to do in our LITTLE town) and is off to college this week.


44 posted on 08/20/2006 3:38:49 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

bookmark


45 posted on 08/20/2006 4:57:47 PM PDT by spinestein (Follow The Brazen Rule)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv
Whoa! ....my head is a spinnin' ....thanks, for the threads. :^)
46 posted on 08/20/2006 9:52:45 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just b/c your paranoid; Doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv
I am well versed in String Theory and know that it has validity... My cat plays with string.

All that science stuff someone posted about the physics of String Theory is enough to make my pea-brain explode.

Do YOU want to be responsible for cleaning the remnants of an exploded brain off of my monitor and keyboard?

I thought not.

Think I'll go play with the cat... In three dimensions. :)
47 posted on 08/21/2006 3:03:15 AM PDT by Son Of The Godfather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Son Of The Godfather

I have a feline that's a great idea. [rimshot!]


48 posted on 08/21/2006 8:33:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=stringtheory

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/1686282/reply?c=1

http://news.google.com/news?svnum=10&as_scoring=d&hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&tab=wn&q=string+theory


49 posted on 09/18/2006 11:12:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Saturday, September 16, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

Just FYI:
The NY Times Book Review covered two books about string theory in yesterday's edition.


50 posted on 09/18/2006 11:14:43 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Please do not emanate into the penumbra.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: Constitution Day

Thanks. I'll check that out when I get a chance. That may be a reprint...


51 posted on 09/18/2006 11:22:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Saturday, September 16, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

It was dated yesterday.

Link:

A Great Unraveling
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/17/books/review/Siegfried.t.html?_r=1&ref=review&oref=slogin

Books in question are...

NOT EVEN WRONG:
The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law
by Peter Woit

THE TROUBLE WITH PHYSICS:
The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next
by Lee Smolin


52 posted on 09/18/2006 11:23:58 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Please do not emanate into the penumbra.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: Constitution Day

I guess I was thinking of this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1686282/posts?page=10#10

Thanks again!


53 posted on 09/18/2006 5:24:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Saturday, September 16, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

Wow, have I got a lot of reading to do! Thanks for starting this list.


54 posted on 09/18/2006 5:33:57 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MHGinTN

You're welcome.


55 posted on 09/18/2006 7:53:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Saturday, September 16, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

Over 7,627,737 feet of sisal twine

56 posted on 09/18/2006 10:46:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Saturday, September 16, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Constitution Day

Thanks again. I'm not too sure this reviewer knows what he's doing; I wasn't favorably impressed by the review. Here's a couple of snips, which I've jammed together.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/17/books/review/Siegfried.t.html?_r=2&ref=review&pagewanted=print

"After years of neglect by most physicists, superstring theory (string theory for short) emerged in 1984 as a leading candidate to solve the especially acute problem of reconciling general relativity -- Einstein's theory of gravity -- with quantum mechanics, the math describing the micro-realm of atoms. It posits the conceptually innocent but mathematically sophisticated idea that basic units of matter and force are more like tiny vibrating rubber bands than like the point-size tiny marbles envisioned by traditional particle physics. Math describing these vibrating "strings" incorporates gravity naturally, offering hope that string theory could realize Einstein's ambition. But string theory has its own problems: it cannot yet claim success in explaining any of nature's specific features, and does not even exist as a complete theory... Smolin's book is worth taking seriously as a plea for more support for minority viewpoints. But neither he nor Woit really confront the reason ideas in physics become majority viewpoints. When John Schwarz of Caltech and his few collaborators worked alone on string theory throughout the 1970's, they wrote no books complaining about lack of resources. They worked until they found a striking result that mainstream physicists found worth pursuing. Physicists vote with their feet, which suggests that there is, after all, a way to prove string theory wrong -- by finding a different theory and proving it right."


57 posted on 09/18/2006 11:04:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Saturday, September 16, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: Izzy Dunne

I watched all three hours ... at a rental property away from home and don't have TV here, not that I'd watch much anyway. Thanks for the excellent link. There are several interesting programs linked there.


58 posted on 09/20/2006 7:05:33 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: MHGinTN
There are several interesting programs linked there.

Indeed. My seven-year-old has watched the string-theory show many times, as well as other NOVA shows.

NOVA is a bright spot in the dismal PBS landscape.

59 posted on 09/20/2006 7:09:51 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: Izzy Dunne

I was going to iterate that same dusgust with PBS, but the science folks around here are so touchy, I didn't relish having my neck jumped. Finishing Lisa Randall's book, BTW. GOOD READ.


60 posted on 09/20/2006 7:14:45 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-116 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson