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Posted by Nicholas on November 13, 2002 23:04:16 UTC

"This is because the mind does not actually think in even english words, never mind formulae. It thinks in pictures of blocks of mechanical things
working in spatial and dynamic relationships;- that the words and formulae evoke. "

Maybe yours does. I think in words, equations, and images.

"his is why people use easy-to-understand analogies, parables, metaphors, similies and
allegorical language in order to get a difficult mentally-generated intangible concept across. "

Actually, scientists use those things because for the general public does not understand the math. Unfortunately, it often results in people thinking that there's more to these kinds of explanations than just pedagogy....

"The attributes of light waves cannot be assigned to particles of matter. "

Please explain:

1. The photoelectric effect
2. The blackbody spectrum
3. Emission lines
4. Absorption lines
5. Recombination
6. Ionization
7. Lasers
8. Compton Scattering
9. Inverse Compton Scattering
10. Electron-Positron Annihilation
11. Nuclear Physics (including fusion and fission)
12. Electron Diffraction and Interference Experiments

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