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Physics Stack Exchange users whose comments are worth studying include Lubos Motl and Ron Maimon (now at http://www.quora.com/Ron-Maimon and http://www.physicsoverflow.org/user/Ron+Maimon). Also see http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0207124 for a review of physics since the standard model.


Mar
8
answered Why are right hand neutrinos unaffected by all forces except gravity
Feb
21
comment How do probabilities emerge in the many-worlds interpretation?
Individually, none of these MWI versions withstands much scrutiny as a complete coherent theory. But it's hell to show the overall bad state of the paradigm, because of the diversity.
Feb
21
comment How do probabilities emerge in the many-worlds interpretation?
But the larger truth is that when you probe for details of MWI, as you are doing, you get a dog's breakfast of mutually contradictory claims and attitudes in reply.
Feb
21
comment How do probabilities emerge in the many-worlds interpretation?
That poll is notorious, but that doesn't matter, MWI definitely has some adherents among good physicists, so we could just poll those ones and we'll learn that 100% of that group believe in MWI...
Feb
21
comment How do probabilities emerge in the many-worlds interpretation?
The probabilities emerge through a process technically known as "handwaving".
Feb
8
comment Is it worth reading The Elegant Universe?
A suggestion: read it, and then for a second opinion, read some crackpot theory-of-everything from vixra.org.
Feb
4
comment Does the fact that we cannot exactly solve the Standard Model undermine the validity of QFT?
physics.stackexchange.com/questions/3983/…
Jan
24
comment Dark matter, dark energy
Of all the questions that get closed here, "young future physicists daring to speculate" are a definite sub-type. And it's just bad that people like that should be shut down for daring to speak up, especially when their ideas actually make sense!
Jan
24
comment Dark matter, dark energy
@Kyle Kanos, don't you think these are probably the reflections of a rather young person, encountering these concepts of modern physics and thinking logically about them? And doesn't someone like that deserve better than to be told that their musings are "opinion based" and "non-mainstream"?
Jan
23
answered Dark matter, dark energy
Jan
23
comment Dark matter, dark energy
I hope you get some intelligent answers, especially regarding your idea that the appearance of DM and DE is actually due to gravity of virtual particles in space.
Jan
21
awarded  Yearling
Jan
7
answered Closed strings = open ones attached to a D0-brane?
Jan
6
comment The fine structure constant - can it genuinely be a random variable?
@Gil Kalai, the answer must be yes, but I need to study / think about the details more, before I can say more.
Dec
31
comment In Quantum mechanics, what is realism?
So state vector projection occurs when someone looks at the wall of Plato's cave... OK.
Dec
29
comment In Quantum mechanics, what is realism?
In your opinion, what are the conditions under which a projection occurs?
Dec
25
answered The fine structure constant - can it genuinely be a random variable?
Dec
10
comment How does a Wavefunction collapse?
... when this was clearly a question about more basic and fundamental matters... asking about the mechanism and rationale of "collapse". Fortunately, the diverse answers made here before closure do make a start at addressing that issue.
Dec
10
comment How does a Wavefunction collapse?
This question has now been closed, and an annotation added saying that it was already answered elsewhere. But the link elsewhere is to a technical question on how to represent the inexactness of real measurements in the quantum framework, ...
Dec
10
comment How does a Wavefunction collapse?
I'll add that using wavefunctions which evolve with time isn't even the only way to get the predictions of quantum mechanics. The methods of Heisenberg (operator algebra) and of Feynman (path integral) work differently or in a different order, compared to this Schrodinger picture, and for all we know might be more fundamental.