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Jul
5
comment Is the Mendeleev table explained in quantum mechanics?
@SergeiAkbarov David Z.
Jul
5
comment Is the Mendeleev table explained in quantum mechanics?
@SergeiAkbarov I am a Stack Exchange developer, not a mod, but I do have mod powers. The comments were removed by a community moderator. I do not know explicitly why he did that.
Jul
5
comment Is the Mendeleev table explained in quantum mechanics?
Sorry about the ninja change. I simply rectified the tone.
Jul
5
comment Is the Mendeleev table explained in quantum mechanics?
I am not the one asserting that statement. I am asserting that whomever says is doable, should provide proof - so basically I am agreeing with you. I don't expect you to agree that it's doable without proof. I am asserting that Lubos needs to provide proof that it's doable before asserting what he says. While I can speculate that it's very likely that QM can explain away chemistry eventually, it clearly doesn't do that if the calculations are unfeasible.
Jul
5
comment Is the Mendeleev table explained in quantum mechanics?
I don't understand your comment. I am not saying its done. I agree its doable in principle, but it's not done afaik. The calculations are still too complex.
Jul
2
comment What experiment would disprove string theory?
@dimension10 It's a very good approximation, but it's qualitatively completely wrong. Gravity does not work at a distance.
Jun
30
comment What experiment would disprove string theory?
Honestly, more of a few of these points are completely irrelevant to the question, because they don't apply to string theory as an extension of currently proven theories. The question wants to know something specific about ST. I do concur on some of your other points though. The second part of the answer is just your (wrong) opinion. Newtonian gravity was hard to disprove for a long time (much longer than GR or ST), yet it was wrong. So "hard to disprove" doesn't tell us anything about correctness.
Jun
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on topological-phase tag wiki
Jun
29
reviewed Reject suggested edit on topological-phase tag wiki excerpt
Jun
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Temperature in a calorimeter
Jun
22
comment Could entropy explain dark energy?
The idea that light gets slower because of latency in a grid we live in doesn' t make any sense. Latency is ultimately caused by the speed of light, thus the reasoning is completely circular.
Jun
21
comment Superconductor: What form of paramters (like London penetration depth) to use?
@Oaoa sure, but the answer does not explain anything.
May
12
answered Why Won't a Tight Cable Ever Be Fully Straight?
May
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why are bicycle pedal threads' handedness left on the left and right on the right?
May
8
revised Under what conditions are the renormalization group equations “reversible”?
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May
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Definition of electric charge and proper explanation
Apr
28
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
17
comment Which was first, energy or matter in the creation of our universe?
@Manishearth certainly, but the question is not on the difference of the two :-)
Apr
17
comment Which was first, energy or matter in the creation of our universe?
This is a purely philosophical question.
Apr
7
comment Navier-Stokes system
Can you restrict this to a single answerable question?