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Ridiculousness of requiring equations for the Speculations section

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Who made this rule? How is someone coming up with a new idea supposed to have an equation ready to go? Let alone having a scientific background. Shouldn't you be embracing new ideas? Is the intention for only people in the field to claim discoveries?

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We all have random new ideas. Science doesn't embrace something just because.

You have to provide some evidence or a mathematical model in support. Others can analyze this and only then determine if your hypothesis is correct as far as the evidence goes.

Generally, yes, if you want to contribute in modern times, you will need some background in the field. You won't know what you don't know otherwise.

 

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We are a science site.

If you don’t have the science chops yet, you can ask questions to help fill in the gaps in your knowledge.

37 minutes ago, hipster doofus said:

How is someone coming up with a new idea supposed to have an equation ready to go?

If you aren’t capable, then it’s exceedingly likely you don’t know enough to have an idea that can be considered scientific.

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Let alone having a scientific background. Shouldn't you be embracing new ideas? Is the intention for only people in the field to claim discoveries?

One goal is not to waste time on nonsense, especially given the propensity for people who insist their ideas are gold to not listen to feedback. In any event, nobody owes you a platform for presenting your fanciful ideas.

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1 hour ago, hipster doofus said:

Who made this rule? How is someone coming up with a new idea supposed to have an equation ready to go? Let alone having a scientific background. Shouldn't you be embracing new ideas? Is the intention for only people in the field to claim discoveries?

Not all new ideas are worth embracing. Ideas are easy. We see hundreds here from people with little or no understanding of the relevant science.

One way to know if your idea is worth thinking further about or sharing is to test it. In physics, pretty much the only way of testing an idea is to check if it matches up (quantitatively) with the real world. That requires some mathematics. It doesn't need to be complete or final - many ideas use simplifications or approximations initially to do a "sanity check" (ie. is this idea even in the right ballpark).

If you can't do that then you can't really provide any evidence to support your idea, so there is no reason for anyone else to consider it.

Just because you like an idea, doesn't mean it is valuable.

Also, if you don't have the background knowledge to develop even a rough mathematical model, then you probably don't know enough to judge if your thoughts/intuitions/guesses are meaningful. 

1 hour ago, hipster doofus said:

Who made this rule?

If you don't like the rules (that you agreed to when you joined) then you will have to post your idea elsewhere. There are science forums where your thread would be closed instantly because that sort of speculation would not be allowed. There are some that have similar rules to this one. And there are a few where you can post almost anything - but you will still get challenged by the members.

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When my name becomes synonymous with the discovery of; Mass turning to waves when disconnected from spacetime (QM floats above the fabric of spacetime), I'll use my celebrity to change some things around here. >:D

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7 minutes ago, hipster doofus said:

When my name becomes synonymous with the discovery of ...

Yes, yes, we know. Every crackpot thinks that their theory is going to change the world; that they will be acknowledged as a hero; that we will all look like fools, and so on.

They can't all be right. (But they can all be wrong.)

BTW you forgot to put the copyright notice on your posts to stop someone "stealing your idea"

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I don't think its a dumb idea if it can't be proven wrong. I know you are joking about the copyright, I think the timestamp saves me.

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17 minutes ago, hipster doofus said:

...Mass turning to waves when disconnected from spacetime (QM floats above the fabric of spacetime)...

Just to be on the safe side, don't forget to wear your aluminium foil hat when mass disconnects from space time and floats above its fabric.

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9 minutes ago, hipster doofus said:

I don't think its a dumb idea if it can't be proven wrong.

If it can't be proven wrong, then it isn't science. (You should look up the phrase "not even wrong".)

Go away, come back when you have (a) learned some basic physics and (b) have some evidence. Which will require a mathematical model.

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Just now, hipster doofus said:

objects we can see are too big to go into superposition

This is not the place to discuss your idea.

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6 minutes ago, hipster doofus said:

objects we can see are too big to go into superposition

Buses go slower than airplanes.

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33 minutes ago, hipster doofus said:

When my name becomes synonymous with the discovery of; Mass turning to waves when disconnected from spacetime (QM floats above the fabric of spacetime), I'll use my celebrity to change some things around here. >:D

Now you are just being silly. On both counts.

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57 minutes ago, hipster doofus said:
  • I don't think its a dumb idea if it can't be proven wrong. 

you need to be able to make predictions in order to show it to be wrong. Plus you’ve said several wrong things that were pointed out. You didn’t follow up, so you seemed to be more interested in pontificating and hand-waving than learning

And as all of this is off-topic, it seems your questions/points have been addressed, so this is closed

 

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