# If I get a $1 (or a Euro) . 1. Apr 5, 2005 ### ZapperZ Staff Emeritus If I get a$1 (or a Euro) .....

If I get a $1 everytime someone asks or says one of these, I'd be able to fund the International Linear Collider all by myself (currently estimated at US$12 billion):

1. Since E = mc^2, and photons have energy, doesn't this mean that photons have mass?

2. Why doesn't an electron crash into the nucleus (or something to that effect)?

3. What do I see when I travel at the speed of light?

4. Evolution is just a "theory".

5. What is the BEST school for physics?

I suppose it is expected that things get recycled since we get new members all the time. But sometime it feels as if we are making zero progress on any of these... <sigh>

Zz.

2. Apr 5, 2005

3. Apr 5, 2005

### dextercioby

How about the double slit experiment...?:yuck:I've been waiting for the day when someone would open a thread about the triple slit experiment,but i guess i'll have to wait,people are not that open to progress...:tongue2:

Daniel.

4. Apr 5, 2005

### marlon

or how about QM IS WRONG !!!
or how much does a physicist make ?

marlon

5. Apr 5, 2005

### marlon

or curvature of spacetime is NOT real because everything seems to be straight...

sighs

marlon

6. Apr 5, 2005

### dextercioby

The "twin paradox" is a lot under debate...It would be perfect if everything were strainght,but,unfortunately,some of us are gay...:yuck:

Daniel.

7. Apr 5, 2005

### Danger

The porn site's 3 doors down on the left...

8. Apr 5, 2005

### dextercioby

What would the world be like without the pervs...?

Zapper,i think you meant 1€ in the title...

Daniel.

9. Apr 5, 2005

### Galileo

How'bout a sticky for these topics?
Then everytime someone asks the question, we can yell at them:

10. Apr 5, 2005

### marlon

regards
marlon

11. Apr 5, 2005

### Galileo

That's a great idea. (Are you being sarcastic?)

12. Apr 5, 2005

### brewnog

I know. Why don't we make a thread with all the commonly asked questions, with all their respective answers, and sticky it. When anyone asks, we just tell them to read the sticky!

13. Apr 5, 2005

### marlon

:rofl:

i would not dare...

marlon

14. Apr 5, 2005

### rygar

i think that's a good idea too

15. Apr 5, 2005

### franznietzsche

Don't forget the classic:

"I'm an engineer, and even though i don't understand the math, i just proved einstein wrong!!!!!"

16. Apr 5, 2005

### Tom Mattson

Staff Emeritus
Yep, PF has seen more engineers than I can recall come here and declare that relativity and/or qm is wrong and that classical physics can account for all known observations. It is usually electrical engineers who do this, which is astounding because SR is built into their stock-in-trade: Maxwell's equations.

Another one that makes me want to hit the Delete button when I see it is nonsense that tries to connect consciousness to quantum mechanics. We can thank Frijtof Capra for making that one popular, I think.

17. Apr 6, 2005

### marlon

Who the hell is that ?

marlon

18. Apr 6, 2005

### Chi Meson

The Author of "The Tao of Physics." It's a staple text for "Physics for Poets" seminars at liberal arts colleges.

It's not so bad as a book, but very dangerous in the wrong hands.

19. Apr 6, 2005

### marlon

how is that ? Does it instuct how to make nuclear bombs...Then i should get me a copy

marlon

20. Apr 6, 2005

### ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
Obviously, I'm not as "forgiving" as you are, Chi Meson. :) I would categorize it as a VERY bad book, and would never recommend it to anyone, especially in light of the fact that there are other better pop-sci books available.

I actually had to read it in my philosophy of science class as an undergraduate. Even back then, when my QM understanding was still in its formative stage, I knew something wasn't kosher.

Zz.