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Is John Wheeler a crackpot?

  1. Sep 22, 2011 #1
    He seems very influential but at the same time a lot of his ideas seem inherently unfalsifiable and a bit on the crackpot side (it from bit, PAP, delayed choice, etc). Is this accurate on the whole?
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  4. Sep 22, 2011 #3
    Linus Pauling won two Nobel prizes. He also took 3 grams of vitamin C a day and said it would prevent or cure cancer.

    Thought question: Does winning two Nobel prizes prove that you are not a crackpot?
  5. Sep 22, 2011 #4


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    I have met a large number of people who are quite brilliant in their field but who can hardly tie their own shoelaces, let alone make a sensible decision about which car to buy or when to change their socks. There is not a 'very strong' correlation between brilliance and common sense.
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