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Posted by Richard D. Stafford, Ph.D. on August 14, 2002 11:12:02 UTC

Hi Aurino,

For some strange reason, I woke up early this morning so I took a look at the forum.

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Aurino: I basically agree with your assessment of the situation re your paper, I just don't think that assuming people are idiots, or worse, letting them know you think so, can improve things. You have to find a more rational route, and I believe one exists.
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Both you and Paul seem to think these people can be reached. I personally doubt it very much. The lengths to which people will go to avoid thinking about anything simply astounds me. In particular, I notice that cosmologists absolutely refuse to even consider the impact of electromagnetic effects on their theories in spite of the fact that many people with very good professional references (some even Nobel prize winners as a matter of fact) have shown many significant results for over 30 years already. To expect anyone technically trained to take a serious look at my stuff is pure fantasy!

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Aurino: Sure, but before we can start anything, you have to also make a commitment to understand why is it that nobody takes some of your premises seriously.
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Look at http://www.electric-universe.org/ ! Read some of that stuff and explain to me why no one takes their premises seriously. I think I understand why no one takes my premises seriously - because to do so would require them to think and that's something people do not like to do!

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Aurino: You know, I have as much fun watching myself being misunderstood as you do. If you go back to my post, what I really said was that from a philosophical perspective reality cannot be defined as a set of numbers. Besides, defining reality as a language only makes physics a subset of the explanation, and it allows us to say that "a set of numbers" is the portion of reality which is the subject of physics. I'm sure my argument is solid and that you can understand it, it is in fact where I want to begin, before getting to your paper at all.
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Ok, I will read what you have to say; however, you must realize that I find the definition "reality is a language" completely meaningless as I find the term "language" extremely vague. Before we can even begin you will have to explain to me exactly what you mean by "a language".

Have fun -- Dick

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