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A great post over in General Astronomy

  1. Mar 28, 2005 #1


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    there is a great post over in General Astronomy

    the author is someone I'm not familiar with named "moving finger"

    as in my wife's favorite verse from the Rubaiyat
    (no kidding, she likes the Rubaiyat and this quatrain is her favorite of them)

    the moving finger writes, and having writ,
    moves on, nor all your piety nor wit
    can call it back to cancel half a line,
    nor all your tears wash out a word of it.

    thing about the poster MF is he knows some science history
    science history is interesting-----Rovelli the LQG guy has a second degree
    in it and has taught history of science sometimes instead of Gen Rel and Quantum Gravity----and his book about quantum gravity is very much informed by the history of peoples ideas of space and time, and the historical perspective adds to the physics. So I know that history of science is important as well as fun.

    some day PF should have a history of science subforum. it might have very good threads
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  3. Mar 28, 2005 #2


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    Second the motion! Here! Here!
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