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When did that quote show up?

  1. Nov 26, 2005 #1

    Moonbear

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    How long has it been there at the top of the screen? I just noticed it above the banner:
    It's a good quote, just wondering how long I've been oblivious to it? :eek:
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2005 #2
    It's been up for about 15 minutes :smile:
     
  4. Nov 26, 2005 #3

    Gokul43201

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    Nice ! Will that keep changing ?
     
  5. Nov 26, 2005 #4

    Pengwuino

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    Gosh moonbear, really on the ball :P
     
  6. Nov 27, 2005 #5

    Moonbear

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    Ah, that's why I never noticed it before. :biggrin: I was afraid you were going to tell me it's been there since the upgrade to the new skin. :uhh: I second Gokul's question...will it change from time to time? A physics quote of the day might be too much to ask for, but maybe a new one each week or month?
     
  7. Nov 27, 2005 #6

    Monique

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    I don't get the quote, what is it supposed to mean?
     
  8. Nov 27, 2005 #7

    Moonbear

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    It's humor...I interpret it as a comment on the difficulty of studying natural processes, somewhat like my Harvard Law of Animal Behavior signature suggested (though I don't have that signature anymore...oops).
     
  9. Nov 27, 2005 #8

    Gokul43201

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    It speaks of the immense difficulty behind modelling natural phenomena mathematically, especially if you want to be accurate. Another quote that reflects this sentiment is due to Einstein : "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
     
  10. Nov 27, 2005 #9
    We'll see, maybe we can make it votable, that would be kinda fun.
     
  11. Nov 28, 2005 #10
    How about the members come up with a quote every week or so.

    I have one :

    "explaining something difficult in a difficult language is easy ;
    explaining something difficult in an easy language is difficult"

    Just a suggestion

    marlon
     
  12. Nov 30, 2005 #11
    Quotes with the same gist could have been:

    "Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact."

    Thomas Henry Huxley 1825-1895

    or was it:

    "The great tragedy of Science: the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact"

    Thomas Henry Huxley 1825-1895
     
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