View Poll Results: Please check the things that are real.
The earth 13 76.47%
Colors 8 47.06%
Wavelength 14 82.35%
Hallucinations 7 41.18%
Atoms 15 88.24%
Excited states of atoms 12 70.59%
Mass 14 82.35%
Wave-function - state of a system 12 70.59%
Electrons 15 88.24%
Direction of time 10 58.82%
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What physicists think about physics


by Ivan Seeking
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Ivan Seeking
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Jul23-03, 03:02 AM
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A survey taken among physicists about the concept of "real" in physics is linked and I think most interesting. First, I am posting a similar poll for comparison.

The survey is at the bottom of the linked page:
http://physicsweb.org/article/world/15/4/2/1#2

Note: I will post this in the philosophy section for comparison also.
Please vote in the forum most appropriate to your perspective; but not both.

from Wimms
It would be interesting if here voted only people who are directly engaged in some kind of science. Then comparison between scientists and laymen in this site would be revealed.

I voted in phil forum and suggest nonscientists to do same.
I agree. Thanks Wimms
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bogdan
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Jul23-03, 03:10 AM
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All of them are real...and many others...
Dal
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Jul23-03, 05:15 AM
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I left out color and hallucination. I'm not a physicist anyway.

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Jul23-03, 05:58 AM
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What physicists think about physics


It would be interesting if here voted only people who are directly engaged in some kind of science. Then comparison between scientists and laymen in this site would be revealed.

I voted in phil forum and suggest nonscientists to do same.
Doctor Luz
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Jul23-03, 06:08 AM
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QUOTE]Originally posted by Dal
I left out color and hallucination. I'm not a physicist anyway. [/QUOTE]

My humble opinion.

Colors and hallucinations depends on people's perception. They are real or not depending on a man/woman perception.

The rest, since it can be measured, the measure is the same in the same conditions, and do not depends on the man's perception, are real.


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