Physics should be an exception?Or maybe Science in general? I will casually watch some Youtube videos on some Physics topics and the comments just amaze me. Everyone has their own theory on that topic, whether it makes sense or not.
They were most likely sent by the Illuminati using HAARP to use the secret alien time travel devices hidden in our minds to go back and conceal evidence of the 9/11 cover-up so oil companies can keep hiding their over unity devices from us and control the Astral plane.I dont think it was metallic oxides I think it was the rainbow fairies being mischievous again.I heard the sirens so the police were on their way to arrest them.
I think Mathematics is the only field of study that is immune to attacks. Why? may be because mathematics works only on absolute proofs.
I think Biology and cosmology are the worst affected ones.
That is why I love mathematics.I think it's because so many people are scared to death of math - especially most of your physics crackpots.
Maybe it's not physics that is the attraction to crackpots?Or maybe Science in general? I will casually watch some Youtube videos on some Physics topics and the comments just amaze me. Everyone has their own theory on that topic, whether it makes sense or not.
You seem a bit too optimistic, remember that about 50% of the people are below the average IQ. A lot of people don't care about science, because they will never use it. I expect a lot of people here will find it shocking but most people here are curious, not just in their field but in other subjects too (which makes you guys much more interesting to talk to). I have met a dozen of people who just don't care about even the basics of science or maths.Science attracts crackpots because of how scientifically illiterate the majority of the population is. It's easy for somehow to fool people if those people don't have any basis in what is actually known on a subject. We need better science education for everyone , regardless of there career path.
Underwood Dudley has some good books (I think three of them) on math crackpots. I met few crackpots so far, and it is usually me who suffer. There are crackpots with strange logical system so that we are unable to convince them what they are saying isn't true. There are crackpots that have knowledge to impress the majority of laymen but still have fatal flaw. These people usually tend to work very hard (albeit with knowledge comparable to a third year undergraduate) to prove something.Sadly no, there's a cottage industry in trisecting the general angle. And proving the 5th postulate.