Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Why do you always assume the worst?

  1. Mar 8, 2006 #1
    Why is it that when I express a feeling or concern, you guys seem to assume I mean it in the worst possible way, dogpile on top of me, and then lock me out of the thread before I have a fair chance to respond? My recent comments in the "I am offended by the narrow vision of this forum" thread are a good example.

    Have none of you heard of the MIT fake paper scandal in regards to this? Here's a link to the http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A6622-2005Apr21?language=printer" article.

    It seems I'm not the only one perturbed by the gobbledygook. Here's a direct quote:

    So, it would seem that my concerns are well founded. Granted, I have read many intersting papers that are simply and eloquently written. But I dare say the majority aren't written with such regards to the reader.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 22, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 8, 2006 #2


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    And reporters writing about technology are NOT professional scientists writing journal articles. We've already discussed the MIT thing too (it was an abstract for a conference...nobody reviews abstracts and they're considered preliminary, so don't get much weight anyway...a lot of hype over nothing).

    You had your say on this matter twice already.
  4. Mar 8, 2006 #3


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Your post is about technology, and actually that sentence is corny but not high tech, it sounds like a sales pitch, it's a lame example. It has nothing to do with the sciences, you don't know the difference?

    You appear to be unable to grasp information, perhaps intentionally, what we refer to as a troll. You're really digging yourself quite a hole.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2006
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook