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Old 01-03-2012, 05:06 PM
clairobscur clairobscur is offline
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Originally Posted by whc.03grady View Post
I didn't take it as rude.

I think I see what you're saying. So if the mathematician shows that 1+1=3, and that result is confirmed over and over again, then we're supposed to accept the absurd (or "absurd") result and maybe give her a prize.
But there are a number of perfectly absurd theories in physics that have been verified by experimentation. The particle going through two slits at the same time that a previous poster mentioned, for instance.

So, it's already a given that our perception of what is absurd or logical just isn't reliable in physics. And, as a result, there's no reason to scrutinize more (or less) a theory because it contradicts common sense.