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Too Speclative

  1. Jun 25, 2009 #1
    My topic was pulled by the moderator for being too speclative. Can anyone give me advice as to a proper forum for speclative physics discussions where we could discuss new ideas constructively with knowledgable posters?

    Thanks in Advance,

    Ultimaton
     
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  3. Jun 25, 2009 #2

    chroot

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    Ultimaton,

    There are many forums where you can post speculative theories, such as sciforums.com.

    The difficulty is that knowledgeable posters often quickly tire of forums which permit speculation.

    - Warren
     
  4. Jun 26, 2009 #3
    Thanks for the answer.

    Who decides what is speclative, and what are good and maybe valid questions about current theory?



     
  5. Jun 26, 2009 #4

    George Jones

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    Physics rules, to which all members agree when they register, state

    In other words,

    not [ (not published) or (not mainstream))].

    This is logically equivalent to

    (published) and (mainstream).

    Consequently, posts must be about ideas that satisfy both: 1) published; 2) mainstream.

    Sometimes moderating decisions are made after discussion between Mentors, but often Mentors operate individually, as I did in your case.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2009 #5
    I thought it was (mainstream) or (published)...
     
  7. Jun 26, 2009 #6

    negitron

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    Well, I think pretty much by definition if it's mainstream, it's published. The converse, of course, is not necessarily true.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2009 #7

    George Jones

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    My interpretation of
    is: red = not; green = not published; blue = or; purple = not mainstream.

    This gives

    not [ (not published) or (not mainstream) ],

    which, by De Morgan's theorem, is equivalent to

    (published) and (mainstream).
     
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