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Is ram1024 a crackpot?

  1. Yes, what a moron.

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  2. Yes, his theory doesn't work

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  3. Yes, but he might be right...

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  4. No, He seems to know what he's doing...

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  1. May 11, 2004 #1
    for those of you who haven't been following the thread:

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=23975

    i have been twice exiled to theory development because of my theories scare people. Do you think i'm a crack-pot?
     
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  3. May 11, 2004 #2

    enigma

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    You've been twice "exiled" to theory development because that is the correct place for theories which either go against current accepted science or haven't been peer reviewed yet.

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    The topics of the regular fora only cover current accepted sceince. It is that way because otherwise we'd have to either put up with "Pi=3", the "Earth is flat", or similar craziness in addition to pet theories, or just delete them all out of hand.

    Be thankful for the theory development forum. Without it, your posts wouldn't have been "exiled", they would have probably been deleted.
     
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  4. May 11, 2004 #3

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    In particular, you display this behaviors common to crackpots (disclaimer: I'm not asserting you have no other similarities to crackpot behavior!):


    You believe that your ideas frighten the establishment.

    You make up your own definitions for things, and subsequently act as if standard concepts conform to your definitions, instead of the standard ones.

    You fail to realize that merely presenting a new theory does not invalidate an old theory.

    You fail to realize that merely presenting a new theory does not compel others to abandon the old theory.

    You use the term "logical" to mean something other than "deducible via the rules of logic".

    You don't consider that the "establishment" may have actually considered your ideas already, and may have even developed them more than you have.
     
  5. May 11, 2004 #4
    duly noted ;D

    <who reads those 5 page disclaimers anyways? "blah blah you hit accept you're signing away your soul and the soul of any offspring you may possess blah blah ... <tired> *accept* 'yay i can post...' <doorbell rings> <answers door> Satan: "we're here for the soul" 'whaaa?' Satan: "it's all right here in the contract" <takes soul> <leaves> .... 'hmm' ... 'yay i can post...'
     
  6. May 11, 2004 #5
    this is where you're wrong. if the "establishment" had already developed them, in the course of my 3 months and multiple forum postings someone would have said "hey this already exists <here> shut the hell up already"

    so there you have it :D
     
  7. May 11, 2004 #6
    It's ridiculous to expect someone to be familiar with all the ideas ever developed. Most of them are dead-end and never gain fame (or, more likely, infamy) beyond one or two people.

    cookiemonster
     
  8. May 11, 2004 #7

    Hurkyl

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    Might I suggest that the questions I've been posing to you haven't been entirely random? :biggrin:
     
  9. May 12, 2004 #8

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    Yes, not only does his theory not work which is fine because at some point we all make mistakes even having thought on something for a while. However he does not listen to constructive comments showing where he has gone wrong, he assumes maths is wrong which is amazingly arrogant considering how long and how many have been involved in its progress. He will not listen to suggestions that he learns more maths so he actually understands whats involved and he doesn't and won't learn and refuses understand basic mathematical concepts.


    Very true, I had a friend who had come up with this very clever system of deriving imaginary and complex numbers from natural numbers. This made it more mathematically logical rather than just a pragmatical jump, but other than managing to get it published in a small corner of some vast mathematical web site for a few years he never got anywhere with it.
     
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