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Buzz Bloom

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Hi craigi:what Physics can teach us about the stuff beneathourintuitive construction of the world.

Since I will never be a well educated physicist, I am quite curious to understand, as best I can, how a well educated physicist thinks intuitively about physics. In the quote you use "our" (which I underlined in the quote to facilitate locating the word). Does "our" include well educated physicists?

I get the impression from various discussions on this site (as well as from the well known Richard Feynman quote: No one understand quantum mechanics) that when someone becomes a well educated physicist, his/her intuition about the "construction of the world" remains flawed and inadequate, unless the intuition has become entirely mathematical. This is because that for many branches of physics (including quantum mechanics) the way the world works seems to be only accurately described (without metaphorical approximations) in terms of the math.

In this context, I am guessing that the intuition regarding the construction of the world of those well educated physicists who are

__excluded__from "our" now have intuitions which have become completely mathematical. On the other had, the intuition of those well educated physicists who remain

__included__in "our" are those whose intuitive construction of the world remain inadequate.

I would be most interested to see your comments about this.

Regards,

Buzz

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