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  1. Oct 18, 2006 #1
    Why "Physics" Forums

    I realized that this webiste is not only related to "Physics" it is also related to mathametics and other sciences. But why is this site called "Physics" Forums. Why not Science Forums or something else?
     
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  3. Oct 18, 2006 #2
    It started off as a physics and math help forum. Why change the name after all these years?
     
  4. Oct 19, 2006 #3
    All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
    - Ernest Rutherford

    One could argue that all science has its basis in physics.
     
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  6. Oct 19, 2006 #5

    Astronuc

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    There is already a "Science Forums (sciforums.com)," and a few others with similar names.

    See the thread on the Origin of PF.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2006 #6
    :tongue2: Because the name still sounds so good as it jumps off the lips.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2006 #7

    Evo

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    This is Greg's version of how it all started.

     
  9. Oct 27, 2006 #8

    Phobos

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    We tried "Psychics Forums", but no one could find us. Having thus disproven the supernatural realm, we went the scientific route...
     
  10. Oct 27, 2006 #9

    Moonbear

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    I actually find it amusing when we get the occassional stray post from someone who has clearly misread physics as psychics. :rofl:
     
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